Internal microphone? Skype


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Internal microphone? Skype

  • Hi--

    I was told some Dell laptops have internal microphones (voice recording devices). I went on Skype to talk to someone from computer to computer and I could not get him to hear me. Does my laptop have an internal microphone?

  • If it's an i5150 then it doesn't have a built-in mic.


    Jim Coates -- 12 year forum member

  • posting your model laptop would allow us to say whether you have an inbuilt mic or not.
  • I thought the model of my laptop was given in my profile (oops).
    It is a 5150. Thank you for the info...
  • That's ok. I had gotten your model by checking your previous posts by clicking on your forum name.


    Jim Coates -- 12 year forum member

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  • I have an E1505.  Do I have an internal mic?
  • No.


    Jim Coates -- 12 year forum member

  • and is there any micro in the inspiron 710m ?

    how can i check this ?


  • Probably not. I'll paste in a list as reported by posters on the forum (not complete and might not be totally accurate). As you can see none of the m'2 had mics and in fact only older models had them.

    With mic:

    2500, 3200, 3500, 3700, 3800, 4000, 4100, 4150, 5000, 7000, 7500, 8000, 8100, 8200, 8500, 8600, 9100, XPS, 600m before March '05


    1000, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1300, 2200, 2600, 2650, 2600, 5100, 5150, 5160, 6000, 9200, 9300, 300m, 500m, 600m after March '05 w/Broadcom 440 network card, 630m, 640m, 700m, XPS Gen2, B120 & 130, 6400/E1505, 9400/E1705

    You can check out your 710 and let me add it to the list by:

    > Unplug any external mic.

    > Open 'Sounds & Audio Devices Properties' (right click on the volume icon on the taskbar and click 'Adjust Audio Properties', or go to the Control Panel and click 'Sounds & Audio Devices Properties').

    > Select the Audio tab. Click on 'Volume' under 'Sound Recording' (not Sound Playback).

    > Click in the 'Select' box underneath the 'Microphone' control.

    > Drag the mic volume slider all the way up.

    > Click on 'Advanced' under the microphone select box. Check the 'mic boost' box.

    Now open Windows Sound Recorder under Start/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment. Click on the red Record button and then speak near the computer. If the green line moves then a signal is getting into the system from an internal mic.


    Jim Coates -- 12 year forum member

  • thx for the tip.... just tried it out... and indeed it is not working....

    how incredible that a new laptop dont have an incorporated micro......

    it should come with all new laptop , as a modem or wifi...