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Old 02-27-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hello everybody

There are two questions that I would like to ask actually.

1) I broke the headphone output from my laptop .... That s a Packard Bell laptop
Is it paying off to go and replace the headphone output or is it better buying a new simple usb audio interface ?
2) If I buy an audio interface will the microphone input from my laptop still work?

Thanx all for your time
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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Buy a USB one, and then all you have to do is select the built-in mic under devices to make it work.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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Thanx a lot for your quick answer .

I was thinking of doing the same thing. Any suggestions for a usb interface please?

Is something like this a proper buy?
MIDITECH AUDIOFACE II.
I mean I only need it to listen to music and use the other built in microphone as mentioned for my work at the same time.
Any other suggestions will be good
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Try searching for USB audio card or usb sound card.

I don't know a whole lot about sound cards, but soundblaster seems to be the big one.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
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Hello again

I actually bought a new usb audio interface but the problem is now that the microphone from the onboard card is not working at all.... Is there a solution to this matter? I can t find how to use the microphone from the onboard card at the same time with the audio interface. I am using windows 7...

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You won't have much luck running two audio drivers at the same time. Very few will co-operate and some new drivers simply won't allow other drivers in at all.

The best thing to do is to get a USB audio interface that has microphone pre-amps. This will also mean buying a microphone as well unless there's a USB audio interface out there with a built-in mic like the Apogee ONE but thats Mac only.
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