Interestingly, I have just now discovered that the Integrated Array Microphone does not function properly with the latest Sigmatel driver provided for the Inspiron on the Dell site, namely: The laptop is a dell Latitude d Direct sound recording software allowing to record audio without. You could try the Dell Forums to see if anyone else has had this problem and found a solution. Go back to the “Setup installation directories” step above and try again. Discover the magic of the Internet. Inspiron Owner’s Manual.

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Can’t use external mic?

Please be certain to first fully uninstall and remove the original audio driver that came with your or and any other updated drivers you might have installed. Downloads Support Community Development. Another way to check is to tap the internal microphone’s input hole and look at the right-hand bars in the list; the bars that fully light up green mcrophone to the internal microphone.

How To Download sigmatel audio driver xp. That event window was opened by sigmarel Win XP soundcard driver when I plugged in the microphone.

SigmaTel STAC Dell Mic very quiet

They have been trying to get the mic working. In fact, the problem is that I was using too high volume levels. This would be the only time I’ve ever wanted to have a windows XP livecd to test.


There are a few things that still get my dander up, if you. If you try out any of their advice I’m sure they would appreciate your input, pro or con.

The internal mic itself, does “work”, its just too quiet when using Skype and KRecord. This lets you view enabled and disabled devices, which is helpful if you later want to re-enable the internal microphone.

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How to Turn Off Internal Microphones on a Dell Inspiron

Whether or not you can get either the Sigmatel or IDT audio driver installed, the mic array might. Changing the driver really worked.

I opted to buy a new motherboard from ASUS and a new case from Cooler Master, install all of the scavenged parts from the Dell, and did it for less than the cost of an audio card. One of the solutions was to remove the SigmaTel drivers and use the default Windows 7 drivers. The on board microphone does not work properly. Mixer doesn’t seem to work: I’m at work now, and can’t play with the laptop.


I have tried both. Connect a microphone, music player, or other audio device to your computer http: An internal microphone may be listed generically sifmatel “Microphone” or “Line In,” while external microphones often have specific names.

I’ve also tried setting options snd-hda-intel to various options, but no luck. To enable the microphone, I had to select “Mic” and not “Front mic” in the option tab as first capture device.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Everything seems to be working, except my test.

Can’t use external mic? – Windows 7

I improved my performance and even saved money in the process. Other have said it’s the the Sigmatel drivers and vista. Join Date Sitmatel Posts I have alsa-lib installed, and sound playback works fine. And i don’t get the audio as there is NO Stereo Mix option in the software driver provided.