Microphone not picking up my voice?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by flyingcanadian, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. flyingcanadian macrumors newbie

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    I was skyping with a friend today and randomly my microphone stopped working. They can still hear me typing and moving around, but cannot hear me talking. I tried blowing on the area where the microphone is, and also used a hairdryer to see if there was any dust suck, but no luck. Any ideas on what could be causing the problem?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Check System Preferences > Sound > Input or OPTION/Alt click the sound/volume icon in the Menu Bar and tell us, what is listed and checked as Input Device.

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  3. flyingcanadian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The internal microphone is the input device. It's strange though, i'm looking at the input level bar in the sound settings and it's picking up the noise i make as i type or watch a video, but when i try speak it just doesn't seem to recognise it.

    Thanks for trying to help! :)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact Mac OS X version do you use on what exact MacBook Air model? A System Information "About This Mac" (CMD+I) screenshot should suffice.
     
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