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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 18 Jun 2018 20:12 #1

  • HB9BMR
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I am using my MB1 as is. No extra connections, no extra software.
It was working fine until two weeks ago with the latest 1.2
Then I was away for some days and the rig was off - not connected to mains supply.
Now if I switch on the rig, I get an error message in a small MB1 window "Failed to open PC microphone".
Also the S-meter is not visible.
Turning the frequency knob shifts the spectrum but does not change the big frequency on the screen.

I have uninstalled completely the MB1 software and reinstalled.
I have also tested the previous version.
No way - i always get the same error message.
I have only used the microphone that came with the rig.
Have never used the PC microphone

Also, the only way to stop MB1 is via the task manager.
What can I do to get it going again.

73, HB9BMR, Lorenz
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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 19 Jun 2018 12:12 #2

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Lorenz,

Could it be the latest windows update that is blocking the PC mic?
www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/microphone-not-working-windows-10-update-2018.html
I would contact EE directly a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further help, they don't always read all forum posts.

Hope you get this sorted out soon!

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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 19 Jun 2018 13:00 #3

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In ESDR2, select MIC1 or MIC2 depending on which you use. Either will deselect PC MIC. If you do not, and there is no PC MIC on the input, the result is:

Attachment mic.png not found



which I suspect is the error you have.

With respect, articles about microphones not working in W10 have no relevance to your issue. I therefore recommend checking as above before changing settings in the OS which will likely only lead to more confusion.

Erik.
Last Edit: 19 Jun 2018 13:04 by g0cgl.
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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 19 Jun 2018 13:12 #4

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To Erik: Yes this is it.
To Hans Christian: Thank you for the tip - you are spot on, it must have been the latest win update.

Could solve the problem in my case as listed below:

1. right click on the sound icon in the task bar
2. click on recording devices
3. in my case there is only one device:
"Stereo Mix, Realtek High Definition Audio" and it was disabled - who knows why.
Right click on this one and set it as "Default Device"
4. Problem solved - thank you.

73, HB9BMR, Lorenz
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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 19 Jun 2018 13:20 #5

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To Erik:
Mic button on front panel did not work anymore, as many other buttons.
It may not have been a win update issue but I may have touched the MIC button before switching off two weeks ago.
As I use MIC2 - one touch would have gone to MIC PC.
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Error message: Failed to open PC microphone 19 Jun 2018 13:28 #6

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yes easily done - always save your ESDR2 settings to a Profile. When it goes wrong, as it just did, re-select your profile to reassert the saved settings which puts you back to the working configuration. It saves a lot of worry.

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