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#1 Apr 6, 2013
I recently bought a new headset for my computer gaming and Tuesday morning everything was working just fine. I go out of town and come back Friday night and now the microphone on the headset doesn't work. The output is really low and it gives off heavy static. I've checked all the sliders and they're all max, everything is updated, and everything is plugged in correctly. Anyone have any ideas?
nope

United States

#2 Apr 7, 2013
isolated incident wrote:
I recently bought a new headset for my computer gaming and Tuesday morning everything was working just fine. I go out of town and come back Friday night and now the microphone on the headset doesn't work. The output is really low and it gives off heavy static. I've checked all the sliders and they're all max, everything is updated, and everything is plugged in correctly. Anyone have any ideas?
Most likely, it is a short.

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#3 Apr 7, 2013
I doubt it's my headset because a friend brought his headset down and his did the same thing.
nope

United States

#4 Apr 7, 2013
isolated incident wrote:
I doubt it's my headset because a friend brought his headset down and his did the same thing.
The short is probably in the jack on the pc.

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#5 Apr 7, 2013
Ah, I guess that is a good possibility.
travis

London, KY

#6 Apr 7, 2013
isolated incident wrote:
I recently bought a new headset for my computer gaming and Tuesday morning everything was working just fine. I go out of town and come back Friday night and now the microphone on the headset doesn't work. The output is really low and it gives off heavy static. I've checked all the sliders and they're all max, everything is updated, and everything is plugged in correctly. Anyone have any ideas?
the drivers could be damaged or its a update gone wrong
windows is bad for installing wrong drives throw updates or your onboard sound is going bad or if your using a sound card its probly going bad

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#7 Apr 8, 2013
travis wrote:
<quoted text>the drivers could be damaged or its a update gone wrong
windows is bad for installing wrong drives throw updates or your onboard sound is going bad or if your using a sound card its probly going bad
Would a system restore to the last time it worked fix it?
travis

London, KY

#8 Apr 8, 2013
isolated incident wrote:
<quoted text>
Would a system restore to the last time it worked fix it?
it should

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#9 Apr 8, 2013
travis wrote:
<quoted text>it should
Alright, thank you, sir. I'll give that a try.
scam buster

Williamsburg, KY

#10 Apr 11, 2013
travis wrote:
<quoted text>it should
wrong answer...system restore wont back up unless installed program still damage in files because it stuck out in harddrive, you think you know everything like licensed techican...Everyone dont take your stupid advices, I suggest everyone take thier computer to see techican to check it out before you screw up
travis

Somerset, KY

#11 Apr 12, 2013
scam buster wrote:
<quoted text>wrong answer...system restore wont back up unless installed program still damage in files because it stuck out in harddrive, you think you know everything like licensed techican...Everyone dont take your stupid advices, I suggest everyone take thier computer to see techican to check it out before you screw up
its middle of the month you must be running out of your meds again
a sytsem restore sometimes will help if its a damaged driver best thing to do is a restore to factory with out backing anything up take it back to out of the boxes state or easier uninstall drive go to the manufacturer support page redown load the drivers install them if that didn't work its probly a Hardware Problem their steps you go by when your helping someone who dosnt know a lot about computers you start with the easiest things frist befor you go in to advance stuff
but you wouldn't understand anything like that would u you try todo computer repair but u suck at it don't you
wrong answer again

Williamsburg, KY

#12 Apr 12, 2013
travis wrote:
<quoted text>its middle of the month you must be running out of your meds again
a sytsem restore sometimes will help if its a damaged driver best thing to do is a restore to factory with out backing anything up take it back to out of the boxes state or easier uninstall drive go to the manufacturer support page redown load the drivers install them if that didn't work its probly a Hardware Problem their steps you go by when your helping someone who dosnt know a lot about computers you start with the easiest things frist befor you go in to advance stuff
but you wouldn't understand anything like that would u you try todo computer repair but u suck at it don't you
computer techican say you are wrong again....you see why you dont have license to repair...shame on you
travis

Somerset, KY

#13 Apr 12, 2013
wrong answer again wrote:
<quoted text>computer techican say you are wrong again....you see why you dont have license to repair...shame on you
for one thing your not a computer techican either are you
the reason i dont have a license is ive never tried to get one and when have I ever said I was a licensed computer technician.
nope

United States

#14 Apr 13, 2013
A complete system restore works because the hd contains a partition separating the factory installed programs along with the original version of the os. Changes to made to the computer, theoretically, will not have any effect on this particular section of the hd. When you perform a complete restore, without backing up files, you are deleting everything outside of this partition. As you then update, and store data, any portions of the hd that is damaged or corrupt will not longer be used. I guess in summary, Travis is correct.
travis

London, KY

#15 Apr 13, 2013
nope wrote:
A complete system restore works because the hd contains a partition separating the factory installed programs along with the original version of the os. Changes to made to the computer, theoretically, will not have any effect on this particular section of the hd. When you perform a complete restore, without backing up files, you are deleting everything outside of this partition. As you then update, and store data, any portions of the hd that is damaged or corrupt will not longer be used. I guess in summary, Travis is correct.
it's called a recover partition it includes oem os a drivers and other oem software
I usually uninstall some of the oem software it tends to slow a computer down and most of its unneeded and ill also replace factor drivers with better drivers
travis

London, KY

#16 Apr 13, 2013
original equipment manufacturer, or OEM for those who don't know what oem stands for

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#17 Apr 13, 2013
System restore didn't fix my problem. Guess I'll either contact the makers of the headset or just try to take this one back.
nope

United States

#18 Apr 14, 2013
Check to see of it is a short.
shedevil

Hazard, KY

#19 Apr 14, 2013
isolated incident wrote:
I doubt it's my headset because a friend brought his headset down and his did the same thing.
try updating your drivers

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#20 Apr 14, 2013
I've updated drivers. And there isn't a short in my computer. So the only other thing I can think of is it's a short in the headset microphone. Hopefully Walmart will let me exchange it.

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