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Thread: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet

  1. Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    I am running on Windows7 x64. I have downloaded latest sound drivers (4.98.6.61) and now is internal microphone very quiet although its volume is on max.

    I had Vista x64 before and everything was ok. I have tried Vista drivers on Windows 7, but nothing changed - still quiet mic.

    Thanks for an advice.

  2. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Hi

    I had the same issue with my Satellite U400 but on Vista. After updating the sound driver and BIOS the issue did still exist.
    After searching a little bit here in the forum I activated the microphone boost and this was the solution! :)

    1.Open the "Control Panel" (Standard view)
    2.Click on "Hardware and Sound"
    3.Click on "Sound"
    4.Click on the "Recording" tab.
    5.Mark the Microphone and then press on the "Properties" button.
    6.Click on the “Custom” tab and set the check by “Microphone Boost

    Check this!!

  3. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Hi,

    thanks for your answer. I have already tried this. Yes, it's improve the volume but voice quality is very bad. This is only temporary solution.

  4. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Akuma
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    Have you updated the BIOS? Maybe that will help.

  5. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Yes, my BIOS is up to date (4.00).

  6. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Hi

    Just one question: The driver that you have installed, is it designed for Vista?
    If yes you could search on the Toshiba US page or a Windows 7 beta driver. There you can find some:
    http://www.csd.toshiba.com

    Furthermore you should also update the webcam driver to the newest version. The microphone is a part of webcam so this driver must be updated too.

    And in worst case you have to wait until you will get official Windows 7 drivers for this notebook or you downgrade to Vista.

    Bye

  7. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    No, all drivers that i have installed are for w7 x64. Every of them has release date 4/Sep/09, so I think these drivers are all for W7 - not beta.

    And yes, my cam driver is also the latest one.

  8. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Hi

    Then you have the option to live with this issue until Toshiba start the driver support for Windows 7 or you downgrade to Vista.

    It’s your choice, buddy! ;)

  9. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    OK I think so. Or I can buy a headset and use an external mic. Thanks :)

  10. Re: Satellite U400 - Internal microphone is too quiet
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    Yes, this would be an option.
    Headsets are not so expensive, they are very cheap.

    If you have more questions, you are welcome! :)

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