Question Microphone Aux Port broken? Fix or how to replace?

Sajvinder

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Hello all.

I built a desktop a good long while ago with some greatly appreciated help from this forum - been running smoothly for over 5 years and still is.

Except for one thing. I recently wanted to use a Steelseries arctics 3 console headset. Which requires a headphone and microphone jack. My desktop has separate headphone/microphone ports rarther than a combined one.

Unfortunately, when I plugged in the headset to test the mic quality it seemed to be very broken. I got a squealing sound and alot of static (see link below - hopefully doesn't break forum rules)

Looking for solutions I made sure any drivers etc were up to date, on device management ensured the input/output was correctly set up, cleaned the port, tried the front and back ports. No luck.

To ensure it wasn't a faulty headset I tried them in two other devices (ipad and laptop). The mic worked fine in both using the mic aux port.

Note I double checked i am putting it in the right port.

Seems that the port is broken.

Since I built the pc I lost all vision in my right eye and a fair bit in my left, so hunting around for solutions is a tad harder which is why I am hoping I can get some assistance here that doesn't require soldering or anything more intricate than buying new parts and fitting them.

My question is - what do I need to buy and replace on the desktop to fix the issue? Is it possible to by a new port only? The entire motherboard needs changing? Front panel needs replacing?

I have forgotten most of what went where and connected to what.

This is the port I mean - https://ibb.co/8cLVhQX

This is the problem with the sound - https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tuaunrgwq0xkvj/Example.wav?dl=0


The build - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/wcBCnQ

Would be grateful for any assistance.
 
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Sajvinder

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Defiently something I will look into if I am unable to resolve the port issue. As I would like to have a working mic port on the desktop without additional accessories.
 

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