Skype : Mic & Volume boost issues solution
Volume Control Panel -> 7 Difference options : wav etc -> Microphone default is mute. Uncheck. Advanced Settings in the same microphone tab , select microphone boost. OS XP
From some forum that I shared with sister :
1. Audio settings all versions
Skype–>Tools -> Options –>Sound Devices–>audio device/USB/etc Audio Device (do NOT use windows default device)
You can also tick the ring pc speaker check box as this is a good backup to alert you even
if the main speakers are off or turned down.
Start–>Control panel–>Sound and Audio devices
On the audio tab set the default playback device to your main soundcard (AC97/Audio-chip/add-on-
Your installed audio device must be present there.
If not, reinstall audio device
2)Check if your micro (pink) and speaker (lime) jacks are really correct and fully inserted!
They sometimes stuck.
For test only you can use earphone instead of microphone for Line In.
Standard micro in Line In will NOT work.
Entertainment or go to
Volume Control; right click on loudspeaker icon in Task Tray
If the bar “Microphone” is available, the microphone is detected by Windows now go on
(If not, Windows has a problem with your microphone)
Just to check if your microphone is broken or bad, you can use your headphones instead. They really work!
Which one L or R is microphone now, I think it’s L
Check “Advanced properties”
Check Micro “Advanced”
Check “20db boost” or “1.MIC boost” depending on language version
Volume level can be left in any position.
3. Check audio now on windows base.