Question Microphone suddenly only picking up PC audio and not my voice?

carlospupo63

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I hadn't changed any settings, just woke up and suddenly my microphone wasn't working, it was only picking up my PC's audio. I've tried reinstalling microphone drivers, restarting my computer and changing multiple settings. I've tried using a different microphone, does the exact same thing. I've tried using my microphone on a different device and it worked perfectly. Is there something wrong with my audio card? EDIT - I also just downloaded the latest audio drivers for my system, didn't work.

My operating system is Windows 8.1
 

carlospupo63

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Is it picking up the sound from the PC speakers and are the speakers closer to the mic than you?
no, my PC doesn't have speakers, I'm using headphones, I've also tried using a different microphone (same result). I also tried using this microphone on a different computer and it worked completely fine.
 
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In windows properties for microphone there is a checkbox to "hot-mic" your microphone to pick up all sounds constantly, make sure that is not checked.
Im assuming that u r running W10. If yes, have you given apps access to the mic?
It's under privacy/Windows permissions/app permissions/microphone
Also try updating your windows.
 
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carlospupo63

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In windows properties for microphone there is a checkbox to "hot-mic" your microphone to pick up all sounds constantly, make sure that is not checked.
It's turned off. I'm also using Windows 8.1 and I just finished installing my windows updates, and it's still the same thing.
 

carlospupo63

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yikes, it turns out my microphone just died on these headphones, and the second pair I experimented with were just scuffed as well. Thanks for all the help though, guess I'll just buy a headset tomorrow.
 
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