How to Get a Computer Microphone to Work

By Susie Keenan

A microphone can be a fun and a handy addition to your home or work computer. Anyone can use a computer microphone, and these steps will show the way to the future entertainment your new microphone can provide.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microphone

Step 1

Obtain a microphone that is compatible with your computer, and that will suit your particular needs, from conversations across the state to recording songs.

Step 2

Locate the microphone port on your computer, usually it is in the back of your computer tower and is often pink. Plug the microphone cord in.

Step 3

Go to your computer's Control Panel. Under the sound option, you can edit your microphone's properties. You can adjust the volume and other characters here. You are now set to use your microphone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure that your microphone's setting's are set so that your voice will be audible to your listener.