Technology Insights

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.

Technology Errors

Fix Skype Out Call Using Fring: Call Terminated

When using Fring to make Skype calls using a iPhone or a iPod Touch you must dial using a plus and a 1. So an example of call area code 123 with number 111-2222 you would need to dial +1231112222 instead of just dialing 1231112222.

To dial the plus all you need to do is hold down 0 for a second and you will see the plus symbol appear instead of the 0.