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Mic problem; after switching from USB headset to a mic with regular connector

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I was using a usb based headset with mic but I need to give my ears a break from that headset. I've been trying to use my earbuds with a separate mic. They both plug in with connectors that are not usb (don't know the name). When I test my mic by using sound recorder nothing gets recorded. I tried plugging the mic into the rear mic port as well as the front. No luck on either. Any idea on how to get this going?
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Go into your sound settings and under Recording make sure it isn't either disabled, or that it is the "Default device" and that none others are selected as "Default communications device" as that can screw stuff up too.
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If you're running win7 you right-click the speaker icon at the task bar, and select recording devices. If you set your sound card (realtek more often than not) to your default device by right-clicking the device, it should work. I don't know for win8, and most linux systems have their own way.
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