Resolved built-in mic volume very low

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by boast, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. boast, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

    boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    (MacBookPro7,1)
    After the upgrade, nobody could hear me in skype and in facetime. I went to system settings for the mic, and the input volume is to to highest, but the input level barely moves. If I tap the laptop chassis it detects it very strongly, but not my voice.

    I recorded myself in audacity and see that the mic does work but the volume is very low.

    :confused:

    edit: guess it wasn't software related. I opened up the macbook, pried the mic off the body, blew air in it to clean it, and put it back. Works fine now.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I've had the same problem in 10.6, as well as 10.7. I just use my iPhone earbuds...
     
  3. boast thread starter macrumors 65816

    boast

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    This just occurred when upgrading to Lion, so I hope its just a software issue. But I don't see anyone else with the same issue :(
     
  4. WizardHunt macrumors demi-god

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    I am having the same issue so you are not alone. I think it is due to the Lion upgrade as well as mine was great when I just had Snow Leopard.
     

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