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It stopped working as I was speaking - I don't tihnk I did anything to break it. It doesn't detect any of my sound, no matter how loudly I speak, but it will detect anything that is loud coming out of my headset's speakers. Can I fix this?

Edit: tried reboot, sound settings are correct (unless there is something I don't know about), tried replugging, it plugs into the 6mm red socket at the front of the computer, I am using windows 7 64 bit.

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Is it plugged in properly? Have you tried unplugging and plugging it back in? Have you tried a reboot? What kind of connection does the headset use? Are you sure your recording levels and devices are set properly and haven't been turned down or muted? What OS are you using? –  techie007 Sep 30 '12 at 17:57
    
...added to question. –  pighead10 Sep 30 '12 at 18:04
    
My guess is a broken wire in the headset. –  Daniel R Hicks Dec 14 '12 at 21:50
    
If any of these suggestions worked feel free to upvote them or mark them as the answer. –  user88311 Jun 26 '13 at 16:42
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What is your OS? If vista and up, go into your systems sound settings and check the in and out for your headset, it sounds like somehow your computer is detecting the out audio for the headset as the in audio for the microphone.

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Nope, that is not what is happening –  pighead10 Sep 30 '12 at 16:36
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Your computer may see the "Stereo mix" as default audio input device, this device is used to feedback the sound the computer plays to the programs, try looking if you can set it to the device of you microphone

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