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gamergirl
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i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

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

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banhien
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

Hi,

 

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:

 

  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03328663.pdf

 

Regards.

BH
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Mazule
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

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.

 

 

 

 

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kish02
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

can i use a headset with mic with the jack?
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anthony82
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

Hello kish02,

 

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.

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kish02
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Name-hp pavillion sleekbook 15

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anthony82
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

kish02,

 

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.

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Hammed
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Re: i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook Pavilion m6

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?

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