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How To Fix Mic Not Working On Discord (A Gamer's Dilemma)

Mic Troubles - The Gamer's Dilemma

Ever tried calling out enemy positions in-game, only to realize no one can hear you? It's like shouting into the void! Fixing your mic on Discord is crucial for effective team communication, avoiding those embarrassing moments when you sound like a ghost. Plus, how else will you trash-talk your opponents?

Watch the video below for a visual guide on fixing microphone issues in Discord:

If your microphone is not working in Discord, you may see an error message stating that Discord is not detecting any input from your mic.

Let's fix that! Follow these steps:

Steps to Fix Mic Not Working in Discord:

First, click on the "Visit Settings" button. If you don't get an error message but your microphone is still not working, go to Discord Mic Settings. In Discord settings, locate "Voice & Video" on the left-hand side. Click on the "Let's Check" button to test your microphone. If the button is grayed out or your microphone is just not working, first make sure you unplug it and disconnect it, then plug it back in.

If your microphone is still not working, select your microphone from the dropdown menu and click on the "Let's Check" button again. Ensure that your input volume is set to maximum by dragging the slider. Input sensitivity should not affect whether your mic is working or not; it's for filtering out keyboard sounds.

Make sure "Push to Talk" is not selected. You don't want that option selected.

Ok, if Discord sound settings didn't work out, the problem may be with your Windows microphone driver.

Let's try to fix the mic from your Windows microphone settings.

If your microphone is still not working, right-click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of Windows and open sound settings. Scroll down and click on the "Sound Control Panel" link. This will open the speaker settings by default. Go to the "Recording" tab, find your microphone on the list, right-click on it, and click "Disable." Then right-click again and click "Enable."

If your microphone does not show on the list, right-click anywhere and click on "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices." Once you see your disconnected mic on the list, right-click and enable it. If it's still not working, go to the properties of your microphone. In the "Advanced" tab, check and uncheck "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" and "Give exclusive mode applications priority." Try checking and unchecking these settings and clicking the "Apply" button.

On the "Listen" tab, uncheck the "Listen to this device" checkbox. Back in the "General" tab, ensure that "Use this device" is enabled in the dropdown menu. If your microphone is still not working, check the driver details and update your driver. You can do this by heading over to the start button, typing "Device Manager," and finding your mic on the list of devices to troubleshoot it from there.

At this point, if your microphone is still not working, it may not be a Discord issue. I hope this tutorial helps you solve your microphone issues with Discord!

Additional Tips To Help Fix Discord Mic

If your microphone is still not working try the following:

How To Fix Discord Mic Video Tutorial on YouTube

For a detailed step-by-step walkthrough, check out the video tutorial on fixing microphone issues in Discord:

Watch the "How to fix mic on Discord" video tutorial