Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it? (40255 Views)
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hollyglightly12
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Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

I wanted to just mute or check off the microphone on my laptop (the one that comes automatically installed on the laptop), only "Disable" made it completely go away. I don't even know what microphone it was. How can I get it back? Anything I can just download online?

 

HP dv2419us is the model. 

 

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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

Hi,

To enable mic
  1. Open Audio Devices and Sound Themes by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Sound.

  2. Click the Playback tab, click Speakers, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Levels tab, and then, under Mic, click the Mute button Picture of the Mute button to enable sound for it.

 

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hollyglightly12
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

Thanks for this Daniel. Unfortunately, there is no 'microphone' listed there. That's precisely the problem. It seems that in hitting 'disable' it deleted the mic entirely from my laptop. I have NO CLUE how in the world this happened. What I'm hoping to find out is if someone can tell me what the default mic is on this laptop so that I can do something to re-install, if that's possible. But I have no idea how to get that information short of calling tech support & paying for it. I thought I'd try this message board first.
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

Try to reinstall Your audio driver.

Conexant High-Definition Audio here

 

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xinort
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

Goto the Recording Devices where you diabled the Mic

right click and select "Show Disabled Devices"

 

 

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RCB90028
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Thanks!  That worked!

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trisha825
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

i have the same problem. and there is no option to click to view disabled devices.

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CatBurglerV8
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

The answere going to control panel > Sound > to Recording devices and clicking Properties and then Show Disabled Devices is the right one I just did the same thing and reinstalled my driver from HP.

Thanks for a concise good remedy

CatBurglerV8

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Norfolkgal1965
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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

I did the same thing as yoiu and I am having the same problem as you.  How did you fix you issue?

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Re: Accidentally deleted internal microphone - I hit 'disable' and now it's gone. How can I find it?

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@Norfolkgal1965 

 

Hi,

Check the link below:

How to enable Microphone when it is disabled.

 

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