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I have a tower computer kind of older . when i plug in the microphone to the back i.e. microphone port, nothing happens to signal it reads the microphone and when i try to use the microphone for fruity loops mixer program it wont work. I get nothing from the microphone and nothing on the tower to suggest it even reads the microphone.

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Assuming you are running windows XP you need to

1. right click the speaker in the lower right corner and select adjust audio properties.

2. Select the audio tab

3. Pull the drop down menu under sound recording and make sure it is selected to your audio driver device. Most are either soundmax, creative(for soundblaster and audigy standalone cards), realtek, or ASUS.

4. Next repeat step one but select open volume control

5. Go to options and then properties

6. Select the circle for recording and make sure your mic input is checked.

7. Close that window and recording mixers will pop up. Select the input you need by checking the box in the lower left corner of the mixer channel. Adjust the level and then use your recording program or sound recorder under Program files>accesories>communication>sound recorder.

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