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Turning microphone off

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Turning microphone off

#1 Post by Gurky » Fri May 17, 2019 6:34 am

I have a project of digitising all my grammophone records using a digitiser.
It feeds into the Thinkpad via a USB connection and I use Audacity. Now
Audacity takes its input from the Thinkpad's microphone instead of the USB.
I assume I have to turn off the microphone - how do I do that please? My OS
is Ubuntu Linux.

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Re: Turning microphone off

#2 Post by w0qj » Fri May 17, 2019 1:09 pm

I don't know Linux, but here's a suggestion:

1. Disable your microphone in the BIOS.
~Reboot your computer, enter your BIOS, and disable microphone from there.

eg: In my computer BIOS, it's under [Security]>>[I/O_Port_Access]

You can enable your microphone via BIOS also when needed!
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