If you are conducting a video conference call, this distortion can leave a poor impression or make business transactions more difficult. I’ve forgotten my password. There are still other dell specified settings I could try too. The system said everything having to do with sound was working. Upgrading to Windows 7 from earlier versions can cause you to lose sound. Try right clicking on your speaker on the task bar, should bring up options for recording devices. A better way is to create a backport by using the build scripts from your current alsa source packages.

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So, if you have the optional zigmatel mic array: Whether or not you can get either the Sigmatel or IDT audio driver installed, the mic array might.

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Now, in windows delll, it only uses the internal mic, instead of the external microphone, so what do I do now? I’m not very tech savvy but I think it’s because of my sound card?

It has SigmaTel Audio Driver. I too had a problem with mic not working with playback OK, and it turned out that probably due to model mismatch in snd-hda-intel options the capture volume controls were mislabeled and the slider that was responsible for the microphone was the one with “Digital” caption.


After removing the module and adding it again, the sound is back to normal.

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I installed this driver R after removing. However I use Microsofts default audio driver and all is fine and well and dandy. I ran it as Administrator, and it’s working fine. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Fortunately, I was able to discover the correct driver on my own thus eliminating the need to return my perfectly fine notebook to Dell for repair. Then try solving the problem using the instructions below. But I’ll execute all your suggests this evening and post the results here.

microphone not working on Dell Inspiron 1525.

Any chance your laptop uses digital audio? I do not have a “mic boost” switch Did this solve your problem?

HD-Audio-Models If you compiled your own kernel or ALSA modules, the documentation for your version can probably be found in the source package you used Search for your model, and take a look at its types, for example I found the following lines for ALC Simatel got an on board microphone alongwith the camera. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. One of the solutions was to remove the SigmaTel drivers and use the default Windows 7 drivers.


Join Date Jul Posts 7. I guess the speakers are not powerful enough to handle more than that. All times are GMT I then booted ubuntu 7. Sound device drivers are crucial, especially if you are running Windows Vista.

Microphond it doesn’t work, switch it back off.

The best way to fix your PC to run at peak performance is to update your drivers. They have been trying sigmatfl get the mic working.

Hi, i have got a problem with my sound. I’m at work now, and can’t play with the laptop. I have call the constumer service in the and they ship me another. I’ve also tried setting options snd-hda-intel to various options, but no luck.

Upgrading to Windows 7 from earlier versions can cause you to lose sound. The microphone is typically located near the top of the screen, close to the webcam. As a result, the correct volume sliders might not be visible.