Installation of SKYPE telephony software
Thread poster: Lia Fail (X)

Lia Fail (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:29
Spanish to English
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Aug 19, 2004

I have successfully downloaded SKYPE and set it up.

I have a set of speakers connected to a SPEAKER/HEADPHONE-OUT JACK.

I have a headphone suitable for voice recognition and Internet telephony (Sennheiser pc110), with two jacks - one red with a speaker symbol and connected to the MICROPHONE IN-JACK, and the other black with a headphone symbol and connected to the LINE IN-JACK.

Now I need to do a voice test. I went to PC-ACCESSORIES-ENTERTAINMENT, and found that I had no SOUND RECORDER.

But with all the fiddling around, now my headphones won't work! (I have tried with a CD but I can't hear anything, even though earlier today it was working fine).

What should I do now?

My computer is about two years old (Acer Travelmate 260), with Windows XP.


Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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try disconnecting the black jack from the headset Aug 20, 2004

Hi Ailish.
I think you should disconnect the black plug coming from the headset, currently in the LINE-IN jack. The line-in jack is to get the sound into the card from a different source.
This way you'll get the sound in from your microphone and out (from you CDs or from the caller) to the speakers.

Alternatively, unplug the speakers and plug-in the black "headset" plug into the line-out jack, to get the sound reproduced by your headset rather than the external speakers.



Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:29
German to Spanish
in to in and out to out Aug 20, 2004

Ailish Maher wrote:

with two jacks - one red with a speaker symbol and connected to the MICROPHONE IN-JACK, and the other black with a headphone symbol and connected to the LINE IN-JACK.

Speaker and headphone? is it not MIc and Speaker?

Speaker symbol to LINE-OUT
Microphone symbol to MIC



Frédéric Bégon
Local time: 04:29
English to French
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Has got your desktop a soundcard ? Aug 20, 2004

You should have a graphic processor and a sound processor.

It is a matter of hardware.

It could also be a matter of software.

I use skype since a couple of days without any problem. But with a low rate connection to Internet, the sound doesn't always travel with a consistent quantity of information.

Nevertheless, sometimes it is absolutely convincing and purely duty free !


Orsolya Mance  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:29
Member (2004)
English to Hungarian
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Skype for Windows NT/MAc Aug 20, 2004

Does anyone know how to make Skype work on Windows NT4 (I only need the IM feature)?

And any info on when Skype for Mac is coming out?

Thank you,



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