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Fix Mic not working in Discord

Published: Jan 17, 2023
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2023
Discord Fix
347 Words, 2 Minutes.

Watch the video:

0:00 - Explanation
0:26 - Checks
0:49 - Input device
1:03 - Other options
1:20 - Windows options

Check what the issue is

If you’re finding that your microphone is not working inside of Discord, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue. The first thing to check is your user settings in Discord, specifically in the Voice & Video section. If you’re not seeing any movement in the “Let’s Check” button, then there may be an issue with your microphone connecting to Discord.

Input device

One potential solution is to physically check the cable going into your PC and un-plugging it, then plugging it back in. You can also check the input device at the top of the Voice & Video section to make sure it’s the correct one, and adjust the input volume to make sure it’s at full. If you have push-to-talk enabled, you may also want to switch to voice activity.

Other options

If all of these steps don’t work, there are a few other things you can try. Head to the Sound icon in your Start bar, right-click, and go to open sound settings. In the Sound Control Panel, go to Recording and make sure your microphone is easily found and working. If it’s not, try disabling and re-enabling it. If it still doesn’t work, go to the microphone’s Properties and check the Enhancements and Advanced tabs to make sure all settings are correct.

Windows options

If you’re still having issues, you can try unchecking “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device” and “Give exclusive mode applications priority”. If none of these steps work, you may want to try the Windows troubleshooter or reach out to the device manufacturer or distributor for assistance. And double-checking your microphone in another computer or another device as well as downloading drivers.

If you’re still having issues, it may be worth reaching out to the device manufacturer or distributor for assistance. With these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to get your microphone working in Discord in no time.

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