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Re: Microphone problems/HP dv9005us w/Conexant HD audio

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      14th Apr 2007

"MJMHouston" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I searched these forums but did not find any posts with a similar
> problem, so here goes:
> I have an HP Pavilion dv9005us laptop running WinXP. The laptop has
> embedded microphones, as well as a mic jack, but neither seems to work
> well. When I try to record sound it is very faint unless I am almost
> yelling, and there is a lot of background hiss. I have done everything
> I can think of including:
> - I updated the drivers from HP for Conexant HD audio
> - I made certain that the mic volume was boosted to full
> - I checked the external mic on a different system and it worked fine
> - I DO NOT have any trouble with the audio, just recording
> One thing I have NOT been able to do is to activate the "Microphone
> Boost" feature that some KB's suggest, because the path to get there
> is
> grayed out on my system. I've posted this problem on some other forums
> and found that there are others with both Pavilion/Presario laptops
> and
> HP Special Edition laptops with a similar problem, and while it seems
> to
> be a common problem, it is not a universal problem.
> Does anyone have a clue how to get the microphones working? I have to
> believe that it is primarily a software glitch since the audio is
> fine.

You have an HP OEM system. Contact HP for support.

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