Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook ?

My hard drive recently crashed and I had it replaced. When I input my headset/micrphone into the left side jacks on my laptop, I can hear, but my microphone is not working. In fact, the computer is not even registering that a device has been plugged into my laptop. Before the crash a screen would pop up asking me about the device that I plugged in...what should I do...is there a setting that I need to re-enable so that the headset and microphone are registering on my laptop?


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Make sure you have the most current Audio driver installed fro support.dell.com and install the quickset utility too
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