First of all, check if your laptop microphone in principle. Actually, now 99% of the laptops are manufactured with built-in microphone, but the check will not be superfluous. To do this, inspect the body of the laptop and read the specification. In the documents to your notebook is sure to be written, it has a built-in microphone or not. Be aware that if your laptop has a web camera, the microphone, there is a certain. The microphone can also be seen through "device Manager".
Check and microphone settings via the control Panel of your laptop. In control Panel open the "Sound", "Recording" tab, if the MIC built into your computer, it will appear there. Click "Properties". Is it turned on, the device settings on the tab "Levels", "Enhanced" "Advanced".
If the microphone as a device is present in the control Panel, but have still not heard, maybe it's the fact that it's set in a very quiet audio. In this case, it is necessary to increase the sensitivity of the device. Again, go to control Panel and open "Sound". Open the menu item "Properties" from the device Microphone. In the Advanced tab, check the options "Allow applications to use the device in exclusive mode" and "to give priority to applications in exclusive mode". Then put the highest bit depth and sample rate. Try after that to test the microphone. If everything is in order, your voice is clearly heard, it means that you have configured the device correctly. If you are still not heard, try again to change the bit depth and frequency. Please note that this problem can be also in amplifying the sound, which is regulated under the tab "Improvement".
Advice 2: How to increase microphone sensitivity
Poor sound or low quality playback often associated with the work of the microphoneconnected or built in to your computer. Problems with the microphone not always associated with manufacturing defects. Most often you need to change some software settings on the computer, and thereby increase the sensitivity of the device.
Launch the Windows mixer. Its the icon with the image dynamics is in the lower right corner. If the icons of the mixer there is, perhaps, his display is disabled. Click start – control Panel – Sounds and audio devices and tick the “Show icon on taskbar”.
Double click on the icon call up the mixer volume settings. If the mixer has no volume control of the microphone, then click Options – Properties and tick the microphone. Save the changes.
When you see the volume control of the microphone, you must set the desired volume level.
The next step is to switch the mixer in recording mode to adjust the controllers input. In the mixer window, click Options – Properties – Recording.
Now the window is called the record Level. Be sure to check below this window next to the Selected tick. Click the Settings button.
A check mark in the lower right corner opposite the 20db Boost will increase the gain sensitivity of the microphone by 20 decibels.
Finally, adjust the parameters in the area of Volume and Balance with vertical and horizontal regulator. Guide voice test - are you satisfied with the sound. If not, then raise the volume control even higher, and can be directly to the maximum level.
Once you have found the best volume level, you can experiment with balancing (horizontal slider). Its movement in one direction or another will give a sounding voice either stiffness or softness.
If all the settings are done, but the person still voice does not reach, you should check the settings in Scype or other program for voice messaging. As a microphone the program can use the wrong device. Select Menu – Tools – Settings – audio settings – Microphone, there select the device that Skype can use as a microphone.