Components for Building Computers From Scratch/microphone


I hooked up a microphone in the port on the back of my PC, turned on the speakers, clicked on the speaker icon to open the mixer, and turned the speaker on - but I don't hear anything recording hwen I talk into the mic.  How does one get something to record?  I never set one up before or used one.  Thanks

Hi Dave,

Your windows sound manager has a volume control for `mike'.  Make sure it is turned on and the `mute' box isn't checked.  That should allow you to talk through your speakers.  Don't crank it up too high though or you will get a lot of feedback. If you want to record something you need a program like Nero that comes free with most DVD burners.

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