Skype does not recognize the microphone

Skype insists on not wanting to recognize the microphone . To resolve this problem, just check three points:

1. In the Control Panel

Go to Control Panel, then Sounds and Audio Devices

  • On the Playback tab, check that nothing is on mute
    • Click advanced verify digital speaker is unchecked.
  • In the Recording tab: make sure microphone is checked
    • Cliquer sur avancé et vérifier que rien n’est coché ni ampli microphone, ni mic docking sel ou autre.


2. In Skype

If the microphone is not recognized, go to Skype – Tools – Options – Audio Settings – microphone

  • Choose the default device microsoft
  • Décocher la case “laisser skype gérer mes périphériques audios”.


3. Update the sound card driver

If the microphone is still not recognized, it is perhaps a problem with sound card. In this case:

  • Check the make and model of sound card,
  • Download the latest driver (or driver).
  • It can also be useful to go to the website of the supplier of the computer (HP, Packard Bell etc) and try to download the drivers / audio drivers.

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