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Microphone not working when plugged in with a 3.5mm audio cable.

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The microphone slot on my headset broke so I decided to buy a 3.5mm audio cable to plug my microphone into the PC and then just stick the cable + microphone to the side of my headset.

This worked beautifully for a while, but after some time the microphone stopped picking up anything but scratches and pops. I replaced both the microphone and bought a new 3.5mm cable which, again, worked for a while but then started acting up again.

Both the microphones I have work well if I plug them directly into the microphone jack in my PC. Once I put the cable in between the microphone and the PC problems arise.

Could it be that I've just been unlucky enough to buy two shotty cables or is the problem elsewhere?
    
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Well... I tried the microphone with nothing but the 3.5mm cable plugged into my PC (usually I have my headset plugged in at the same time) and it worked well. So I guess it's a problem with shielding.
    
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