Monday, August 13, 2012

ASUS Microphone Skype problem fix

This problem usually occurs because Skype uses the microphone jack as a default port for audio recording device. To use the laptop microphone instead of an external one, do the following steps:

Right click on the Volume Icon in the traybar, click Recording devices, say something to the laptop mic, so you can see the bar moving and see which mic is the laptop one. 

Now, right click the laptop mic, press Properties and rename it "Laptop mic" for future use (You can also rename the external port too), and press OK. Right click the "Laptop mic" icon now, and select it to be Default Device, and Default Communication Device.

Now, open Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> Audio Settings, and in the Microphone drop-down menu, select Laptop mic. 

(Yes, you can go to Skype, and select the other microphone without setting the laptop mic as default, but on the next restart Skype would set the external jack as it's recording device.)


Anonymous said...

It doesn't allow me to set as default...any ideas?

WinBro on September 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM said...

Maybe the device is disabled. If it is, try enabling it first.

CarolEspinoza(: on October 24, 2013 at 12:17 PM said...

it doesn't allow me to press set as a communication device even when its disabled

WinBro on October 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM said...

Try reinstalling the drivers, maybe that will help. I haven't really met this problem so far.

Anonymous said...

In the Recording Tab, I only have one microphone. What do I do?

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