08-28-2012 02:45 PM
I have a headset I'd like to plug in, it has a better microphone but I don't see a jack for microphones, just for headsets. Is there a jack or how can I use my external microfphone
08-28-2012 03:50 PM
You do not have this option as mentioned in its manual (page #17 for the jack on the left hand side - ie headphones jack):
Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio. Also connects an optional headset microphone.
NOTE: This jack does not support optional microphoneonly devices.
You can find more info from the following manual:
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01-16-2013 01:12 PM
Ah - I have just run into this problem with a HP Pavilion m6. I have been trying to digitally record some precious archival material from tape cassettes over forty years old, and I thought to use a cassette deck as an external microphone, and connect the RCA jacks on the deck to a mini 3½mm phono jack plugged into the HP.
It won't work!! Bother!
In the first place, the mini jack has to have four poles, not the usual three.
One way around this to use an external microphone is to acquire an external sound card with the usual mini ports to plug into one of the USB ports in the HP. Such an external sound card is easily got, and they are inexpensive. However, whether or not one can get a good quality external sound card is another matter.
One other solution seems to partially work: I acquired from a television shop an interconnector with a 4-pole 3½ mini jack at one end and RCA plugs at the other, including a video plug. Using the one video plug in one of the cassette deck stereo plugs works, but converts the stereo of the cassette to mono when recorded by the HP m6.
05-07-2013 02:22 PM
You are looking for the specs on your laptop.
The jack is usually designed for mic / headphones.
Please post your product and model number.
You can find this information by holding the FN key and pressing the ESC key.
I should be able to find your manual and tell you for sure.
Have a good day.
05-14-2013 09:48 AM
HP makes many different models of the sleek book.
Here is a link that will show you how to find the product and the model number.
Have a good day.
09-02-2013 12:10 PM
Today I have bought HP 15-E015TX,
When I came home I was shocked by not finding the jack for mic.They gave a free head set but I dont have port to connect the Mic port.But I am able to chat normally.came to know that the mic is just beside the camera?
is it true?is this good or bad not havig a MIC jack?
06-01-2015 11:19 AM - edited 06-01-2015 11:27 AM
I have a HP pavilion 15 notebook. is there a way of putting a microphone jack onto it as i have no money left to take the soundcard route, i brought the laptop with intent of recording music onto it but if i cant do that then it is £500 wasted because i assumed it would have something that all computers have, but obviously it doesnt.
Sorry, please ignore. posted in the wrong place
10-11-2015 12:42 AM
The port does not support regular mics only it needs headsets of course but i would buy a desktop if u want it easier or u could try a usb mic or a audio usb jack that supports mics