[ltp] A22p - dead microphone?

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 17:49:02 +0100


But that rather puzzles me on 2 counts:

1)My Ext mic is fine with windows (aynyway, it's a non-powered, dynamic 
mic (with a coil), not an electret).

2)What of the internal mic - it seems dead!

Richard




James Mckenzie wrote:

>Richard:
>
>You may need an external "power box".  I know that my 760ED and 600E do in
>order to use an external mic.  I know that Andreas used to sell them.  Check
>the IBM web site for more information.
>
>James Mckenzie
>
>Richard Neill wrote:
>
>>Dear All,
>>
>>I wonder if you have any ideas about the following?
>>
>>My new A22p (which now runs Mandrake very well - thanks for help), has
>>mic problems.
>>
>>1)In Windows, an External Mic works fine, but the internal one does not.
>>(Yes, I have taken the extrenal mic's plug out!) I assume that it's a
>>dud internal mic. Do you agree?
>>
>>2)In Linux, which does not have the option in software to add the
>>"microphone boost", I can't get the mic sensitivity high enough - I need
>>an extra 10x Gain from an opamp.
>>Is there any way to fix this? (This is also with the ext. mic; the
>>internal still doesn't work; tests using GnomeRecord
>>
>>3)Maybe not related - I have Via Voice, but it won't allow me to set it
>>up. The sound-setup normally says "failed to record". If I speak VERY
>>LOUDLY, it says "sound quality is poor".
>>
>>Anything I can do? Given previous experience with IBM service (under
>>warranty, but you have to drive it 2 hours to  a service centre, or pay
>>70 for shipping, and even then no pc for a week),
>>if it's a hardware fault, I'll probably live with it!
>>
>>Best wishes
>>
>>Richard
>>
>>P.S. I'm using a standard (power not required) external mic. (which
>>works fine in a 770Z).
>>
>>>
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