Getting mic to work on integrated audio port

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  1. Dangerous_Dave

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    Hi all,

    I have a laptop here with an integrated (combo) audio port - and no I don't have any idea why laptop designers thought that was a good idea. Anyway, I wanted to use it solely with a microphone, and without a splitter, so I bought a 4 pole microphone. I thought I'd had it working previously with a 4 pole microphone, but I can't remember how, and now I can't seem to do it.

    Does anybody know if/how it can be done?

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    Which laptop exactly?

    The last one I saw with this - if you installed the proper drivers for the audio on the laptop you could switch the port between combo/mic/headset - so you'd just set it to mic?
     
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    It's a Samsung Series 5 Ultra

    It's got the Realtek HD Audio driver on it. I can't see any options to switch.
     
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    Are those the drivers from the Samsung site here?

    Support - Notebooks NP530U3BI | Samsung Laptops

    (obviously choose the one for your country)

    If so, they should have options for the composite port wheras the stock Realtek ones (or the standard W7 ones) probably don't - there is a specific W7 driver there so it's almost certainly not the stock one you need.

    If you have that one them I'm stumped and you may need to resort to a hardware adaptor - did the laptop not come with one?
     

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