If you’re having problems using your laptop’s microphone, or just want to make sure it’s working properly, there are a few things you can do.
First, ensure that your microphone is enabled on your computer. This can be done by clicking the speaker icon in Windows 7’s notification area and choosing “Recording Devices.”
Second, check to see if any applications are accessing your microphone. This is an important step, as certain applications need to be granted access to your microphone before they can function correctly.
Third, make sure the volume for your laptop’s microphone is set high enough to be heard over background noise or other sounds. This can be done by opening up the Control Panel and selecting “Hardware and Sound.”
Fourth, if you have an external microphone attached to your Dell laptop, test it with an audio recording program to verify that it is actually recording sound properly. This will help you determine if the problem is with your microphone or another component of your system.
Fifth, you can also test the microphone on your Dell laptop by speaking into it from different sides of the screen. This will let you know if the mic is stuck on mute, which can occur when your mic is set to “Mute” instead of “Play.”
If you’re still having trouble with your Dell microphone, it may be time for a new driver. This can be easily done by downloading the latest driver from the Dell website. Once you’ve downloaded the update, restart your laptop and the problem should be solved.