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Asus N73JQ built in microphone

Nov 17, 2008
365 (0.11/day)
bay area 408/510
System Name Sunkist
Processor Intel 4770K
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero
Cooling XSPC Raystorm
Memory G. Skill X Series 8GB DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Crossfire 7970s
Storage RAID 0 Samsung 840 EVO
Case Corsiar 750D
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
Hey guys I recently inherited this laptop from a customer who spilled champagne on it and just decided he didn't want to deal with "repairs" and bought a new laptop. I just stripped it apart and dried out the parts and it is working perfectly normal now. The one thing I just cannot get to work is the built in microphone, the webcam works though. The webcam for this model and probably a lot of other models have a weird thing where the image is inverted and you have to download a different webcam driver for it and I did. I have tried multiple webcam drivers and audio drivers but still cannot get the built in microphone to work. I took apart the screen lid and checked the connect to the webcam module and the wires connecting to it from the motherboard and nothing seems to be wrong. Any ideas?


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Oct 6, 2004
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System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Corsair H155i Pro (yay for maglev fans!)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 3066 C18
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
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Case Fractal Design R5 White Gold edition + RGB lighting
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G703 + PowerPlay mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
i'd say champers got into the mic and ruined it.

replace it or use an external mic.