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I have a Toshiba Satellite A350, and my microphone isn't working. I've tried digging through all the settings etc. To no avail. I'm running WinVista64. My hard drive was replaced last summer, but I don't know whether the mic was working prior to that or not because I don't use it that often, if at all.

I'm also getting a hiss from my speakers, which wasn't there before I actually tried playing back a test recording that didn't actually record anything due to the built-in mic not working. I've rebooted and it's still there unless I turn the volume way, way down.

Any help would be appreciated.

ETA: In Sound>Playback>Speakers>Speaker Properties>Levels Tab ............. when I mute the Microphone from here, the hissing from my speakers stops.

ETA2: It's a built in mic
 

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Instead of muting the mic, does the static go away when you turn the mic volume down? Just in case it's a Mic issue, do you have a cheap external mic that you can try? What program were you trying to use to test record? Some programs have a "press to talk" hotkey.
 

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I think it's a physical issue. Wiggling my laptop monitor back and forth, gave some pops and static, and for a minute the mic was picking me up. Wiring, I think? Still under warranty, so I guess I'll check it into the shop.

Thanks, I'll be back to post if it doesn't get solved that way.
 

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A bad wire is a very real possibility. If your mic is in the screen, then the wire has to connect through the hinge. It might have gotten frayed or cut. If it's under warranty, get it looked at. Otherwise you can try a cheap external mic.
 
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