Where is Microphone Located on Acer Laptop and Enable Microphone & Fix Not Working

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Acer laptops are the upcoming laptops coming with super new models like Acer Swift 3, Acer Chromebook, Acer predator, Acer Nitro 5, Acer spin 5, Acer conceptD 7, Acer aspire series and many more. But these laptops come to common issues faced nowadays by the users. For example, laptops face microphone issues like built-in, not detecting the external microphone, and many more, so to overcome this problem, we have made a complete guide to fix this problem with a few steps.

See the settings for windows 11, windows 10 or windows 8 system settings and Troubleshooting for Acer laptop & desktop. while using apps like Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Video Chat, WhatsApp, Viber, Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom Meeting.

Here we have come across a few queries related to the issues:

Where Is the inbuilt microphone located?

 Microphone ports are the tiniest hole that is located on the desktop beside the camera.

It’s the smallest integrated part that performs a major role in recording audio input or you can use the external port to plug in stereo headphones or powered speakers

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Where Is the inbuilt microphone located 1
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inbuilt microphone

Why the microphone is not detected?

Often the microphone doesn’t show up so seeing the problem we have come to the methods to help with the issues :

In Windows 11 & Earlier

  1. Open settings app on Microsoft computer [Press Command + i or Right click on start menu > Settings].
  2. System > Troubleshoot.troubleshoot-settings-for-windows-11-acer-laptop-and-computer
  3. Select Other Troubleshoot options.select-other-troubleshootings-in-windows-11
  4. Run Troubleshootings for Recording Audio option. and Diagnose the issue.run-diagnose-for-recording-microphone-on-acer-laptop
  5. That’s it.

In Windows 8 & Earlier

  1. Open the control panel from the search bar.
  2. and then find troubleshooting and click it.
  3. Go for hardware and sound under it and check the option for troubleshooting audio recording.

{ important note: For this to  be performed we need administration authentication or permission  so if the permission page pops up just provide with the password .}

how to troubleshoot microphone Acer Laptop
how to troubleshoot microphone Acer Laptop
  • After troubleshooting the audio recording it will open sound troubleshoot, click next and it will check the audio-based service status.
  • Perform this too Click Hardware & Devices and Run the Troubleshooter, Click Playing Audio and Run the Troubleshooter, Recording Audio and Run the troubleshooter, Speech and Run the trouble-shooter.
  • Make a selection of which device you want to check and click next.microphone troubleshoot (1)
  • Just perform the task on the screen instructed, and then end the session.

How to Enable Built-in microphone?

Enabling the microphone in Acer laptops are just done by following a few steps:

In Windows 10, Windows 11 & Earlier

  1. Open Settings app, Press Windows + i or Right click on start menu > Settngs.
  2. Under the Privacy & Security > Select Microphone option.microphone-settings-under-the-privacy-and-security-option-in-windows-11
  3. Here’s the togge for Microphone access. and Enable it. Also check the microphone access for the app running and installed on your windows system.allow-built-in-microphone-for-windows-11-and-for-selected-app
  4. And also, check in app settings as well for microphone permission.

In Windows 8 & Earlier

  1. Search for “type to search” { bottom left }, go to “change sound card settings,” and press Enter.
  2. Search for the recording tab in there
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enabling the microphone
  • Select the built-in recording device and select “Enable” from the menu.

Check Microphone Audio Level on Acer Laptop Windows 11

If your Laptop has a slow microphone volume because your Microphone system’s audio level is low. Follow the below steps and increase the mic audio level from system settings. also, make sure in-app, has a high Audio level like zoom, Microphone Team, Webex, and more.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Windows 11 laptop or desktop. Press Windows + i key or Right-click on Start menu > Settings.
  2. Go to the System Option > Sound.adjust-microphone-level-in-windows-11-computer
  3. Under the Sound settings,> Scroll to the Input section and see the correct device for speaking & recording.
  4. also, Set the correct Input volume level using the slider.
  5. now you can test the Input under the Microphone Array option. update-microphone-driver-in-windows-11-computer
  6. Click on the “Start Test” button to run and diagnose the problem in Acer Windows 11 laptop.start-microphone-test-in-windows-11-computer

Check Input audio driver and Update

sometimes your Acer laptop driver is outdated or corrupted becuase of an internal software issue. to Check the current starts or Errors for the Microphone driver. Follow the device management settings.

  1. Press Windows + R key to open run and Type devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager. or Right-click on the Startup a menu, Device manager.
  2. Expand Audio Inputs and Outputs and see the Microphone Array. right-click on it, and select Update Driver. if your Driver is updated, then Disable and Reenable the driver to reuse in microphone on Acer computer.update-audio-driver-in-windows-11-acer-laptop-or-desktop
  3. if some problem is found then you have to reinstall the Microphone audio drive explained in the next step.

Acer Microphone Driver Windows 11 and Windows 10

Acer’s online automatic Driver detection software really helps you to find outdated and new Drivers for your Microphone and Other hardware items like camera, Ethernet, sound, BIOS, and more.

  1. Go to this link and Enter your Computer or laptop serial number. and Find the supported software for your device.download-driver-and-manual-online-from-acer-website
  2. Once you download and install it on your system. Get all new updated and driver for Microphone as well.
  3. just install and diagnose easily. if still you are not able to install or failed installtion that means your hardware is damaged. in that case you have to doagnose the hardware issue with Acer support them.

Contact Acer Repair and Help

Go to Acer Website and find the near Acer service center.


How to update the BIOS?

To keep updated the drivers or if the audio is not detected you need to update the audio driver for it. Here I have a few methods for updating the drivers easily through the following few steps:

Follow the steps and update device

  • Go to the Acer official site and check for the updated bios file.
  • You have to format a USB key to fat32 and get an unzipped file on it.
  • After this, activate the BIOS utility by pressing the <F2> key during the POST; while the notebook PC logo is displayed.
  • Check the flash utility on the last tab.
  • Select the update from the USB key.
  • Follow the instructions for the letter! Displayed there
  •  Do not unplug, turn off, and remove the battery until finished not to affect the update.

How do I fix my headset microphone quality better?

The microphone is the basic thing to do any meetings, lectures, or calls via different platforms. Many possible distortion or bad quality leads to deformation of the input sound.  

The issues can be related to like

  • Bluetooth connectivity problems
  • Diaphragm size
  • Inline microphone
  • Boom microphone
  • Physical mic damage

To fix these issues, follow the steps:

  • Search for “type to search,” go to “change sound card settings,” and press Enter.
  • Search for the recording tab in there
  • Select the show available devices from the menu by clicking the right click. 
  • So it will pop up the enabled and not enabled devices, select the built-in recording device and select “Enable” from the menu.
  • After processing these steps, select the levels and adjust the sensitivity as required.

To make the sound quality better you could check the following methods too:

To enable a secure stable connection.

For a stable secure connection, you have to fix the interference issues which includes:

  • Removing all physical barriers by trying to get as close as possible i. microphone.
  • Move away from microwaves and fluorescent lighting
  • Close apps which are not in use
  • Check your WiFi connection

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