Test it on another PC.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 11/29/12 6:49 PM

In Reply to: Microphone issues by NeilKHess

Also, if the sound card (well, it's chips in the laptop but folk call it a sound card) has failed, try this few dollar thing. Link to follow.

If you are into troubleshooting PCs, this gives us a quick way to test the PC to see if it's the PC or the sound card.
Bob

http://www.amazon.com/Virtual-5-1-surround-External-Sound-Card/dp/B000N35A0Y/