Skype issues for MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacIllini, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. MacIllini macrumors member

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    gf's MacBook C2D is having trouble with Skype...

    installed Skype and everything was fine for 2 days. since then, keeps getting speaker/mic feedback when using Skype - even when volume is mid-level and microphone sensitivity is turned down. works ok when speaker volume is turned down very low, but then it's hard to hear (obviously).

    Any MacBook owners having similar speaker/mic "feedback" issues with Skype or any other audio/video chat program?

    p.s. My own MacBook Pro works fine with Skype
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Just save yourself the trouble and get a headset.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Don't think so, but I've only called Call Centres, though I did have similar problems with my iMac G5. I would agree with the headset comment, if you have a bluetooth one with you're phone it should work.
     
  4. MacIllini thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, been using a headset in the meantime...

    just seemed kinda odd that the mic/speakers worked fine for the first 2 days and then all of a sudden all this feedback starting appearing. would be nice to have a mic on a laptop that actually functioned properly ya know?
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    It is functioning though? Its picking up the output from the speakers, just like any good little omni-directional mic should.

    So if you want better calls without echo, get yourself a headset or at a minimum wear headphones.

    You probably didn't hear it before because Skype does have some echo reduction built in.
     
  6. MacIllini thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh.. that would make sense
     

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