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Dell built in microphone

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
October 9, 2015 8:12:13 AM

I have two identical systems (latitude e6540's), same hardware, same image etc. On mine, (pictured left), my microphone works just fine. On the user's, (pictured right), no mic is detected/will work. I have installed all the sound drivers on dell's website, I've enabled the microphone in the bios, I've checked "Show Disconnected Devices" and "Show Disabled Devices". I cannot get the microphone to work. I've updated all windows updates as well. Someone please tell me why the user's microphone doesn't work. Thank you.

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October 9, 2015 3:48:22 PM


Just want to ask about when you say User's do you mean another account in the same PC or a User on a different PC?

Please do try this troubleshooting steps.
- Go to Device Manager and Uninstall the sound card driver
- Download and install the sound card driver from Dell Support site
- Here's the link:
- Reboot the laptop once the driver has been installed.
- Check if the microphone will work after the reboot.
- If that doesn't fix the problem, perform a System Restore.
- Bring it back to an earlier date before the problem happened.
- Lastly if all these fail to resolve the issue you may need to perform a Factory Reset.
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