What are the best ways to fix a microphone that has stopped working?

asked by Irene Mcquiggan
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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues

    [TUTORIAL] How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues

    How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues is a help page on the Microsoft website that gives you step-by-step instructions for figuring out what is wrong when your microphone isn't working, and how to fix the most common issues.

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    Thomas Obrien
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This article is extremely outdated and suggests a very round-about way of accessing microphone settings in Windows. Microsoft shouldn't even have this article in their support section, as it just adds confusion and makes it harder for people to find modern solutions."
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    #2Fix Microphone Settings

    Fix Microphone Settings

    Fix Microphone Settings is an article on the Win10 FAQ website that gives you several things you can try if your microphone isn't working. From fixing the recording device settings to uninstalling and reinstalling your microphone drivers, you're bound to find something that works.

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    Nicholas Dixon
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I have to say that the settings aspect is rather captivating. Makes me want to try more mics and using all the options that are presented. Could use some better designs but overall very solid!"
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    #3Fix- How to fix and set-up your microphone (computer)!

    Fix- How to fix and set-up your microphone (computer)!

    Fix- How to fix and set-up your microphone (computer)! is a video tutorial on YouTube by XxStickGlobexX that shows you how to fix your microphone issues so you can get it working again normally.

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    Yolanda Zúñiga
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "If you’re having this issue, just use WikiHow! This tutorial isn’t helpful at all, and it felt like something that was created by a child. It only covers a small number of microphone issues, and it doesn’t provide any useful information on how to troubleshoot problems. If you’re having an issue with your microphone, just contact the manufacturer."

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Best What are the best ways to fix a microphone that has stopped working
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] How to Troubleshoot Microphone IssuesArticles 4 Free
2Fix Microphone SettingsWebsites 3 Free
3Fix- How to fix and set-up your microphone (computer)!Videos 1 Free
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