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Windows XP: External Microphone Not Working, Pop Up Audio System Event Disappeared

I have been using a heaset for some time on Windows XP without issue. Every time I plug in the headset combo of both earpiece and microphone a box would pop up and ask if it was OK to accept the new device. I must have accidently clicked the “Don’t show me this again” check box. The internal microphone on my Dell D420 laptop is working fine but when I plug in a headset I am unable to use the microphone from the headset.

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Hard Reset a Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset To Initiate Pairing With A Bluetooth Device

Sometimes it is necessary to hard reset a Plantronics Voyager 510 bluetooth headset if it stops responding to button presses or if you need to start pairing with another bluetooth device again. Below is an image describing the four buttons that can be pressed on the PLT-510 headset. These buttons can be pressed in various combinations to perform various tasks.

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Configure Fring on iPod Touch with Broadvoice SIP Service

Some people may wonder if their Broadvoice SIP account will work with Fring. The answer is yes. Other people may wonder if VoIP will work on their iPod Touch and again the answer is yes. Follow the easy steps below to configure Fring on your iPod Touch with Broadvoice VoIP service. Apple is coming out with a headset/mic combo for the iPod Touch but any second generation iPhone headset with a mic should work.

  1. Install Fring: Download Fring from iTunes and install Fring on your Touch.
  2. Install Addon: Click the More button after launching Fring