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where do you plug in microphone on a Dell Dimension 8400? Help!

  • I have a Dimension and the microphone doesn't work. It worked on my old computer--so I think it is fine. I can't even record with soundrecorder. I thought the problem might be that it is plugged in in the wrong place. There is a yellow a black a green and a blue jack in the back. But no indication of which one is for which. The green seems to be speakers.I can't find any pictures of this machine or indication of which is which on the Dell website.
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  • The picture is great--only downside is that there is no RED jack on mine. Can I use the green line in jack? I have been trying that one and it seems to be registering something from the mic, but very softly.