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Internal Microphone not working on iMac

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Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 7:33 am

The internal microphone is not picking up sound on my 24" iMac running OS 10.7 Lion.  Any suggestions?

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Re:Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 7:55 am

Not sure if the preferences are the same for Lion as they were in previous OS X's, but go to: Apple > System Preferences > Sound > Input and check to be sure that the Internal microphone is selected (highlighted) and then adjust the Input volume level.  

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Re:Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 8:15 am

Thanks for offering a solution.  I checked the System Prefs and compared it to my MacBook Pro. On my laptop the volume moves and on the iMac it doesn't.  I guess the issue must be the microphone - I have always used a Snowball in the past so never needed the internal mic.

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Re:Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 9:17 am

It's pretty rare to loose an internal mic, however if the iMac has ever been serviced, then it could be that it was damaged or not properly reconnected. In either case you might want to run the Extended Apple Hardware Test and see if it finds a hardware problem with the internal mic. > Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test

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Re:Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks.  I will give it a shot tomorrow - it's after mignight here.

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Re:Internal Microphone not working on iMac

PostTue Jan 03, 2012 11:06 am

Typo - s/b midnight.


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