Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
walkerguy

Xbox Voice Headset won't work!

Recommended Posts

Alas, Deadly_Nightshade cannot help me here.

 

Original Xbox/Official Microsoft Headset (was new)

 

I can hear out of it but the voice doesn't work. icon2.gif When on, the volume symbol flashes erratically, and when I record, all I get is static on playback. I see virtually no troubleshooting possibility (we're talking about Xbox here) but I'd like to know what could be causing this. I did try turning the console off and tried different controllers, including a Microsoft S. What could it be? Interference? The fact my Xbox "took a bump" when it fell on the floor? ( =] ) Well if there is a way to fix this I'd be appreciative. :)

 

ADDED: On the note of interference I have a DVR nearby...

Edited by walkerguy

Twitter | @Insevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have an Xbox so Im shooting from the hip here but dont you need to press some button to make the microphone work? Meaning, its not always "on" but must be activated when you want to talk.


image,Gfted1,black,red.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I dont have an Xbox so Im shooting from the hip here but dont you need to press some button to make the microphone work? Meaning, its not always "on" but must be activated when you want to talk.

 

That button would be the mute button. As much as I wish I was just an idiot, I'm afraid thats not the problem. :)

 

icon2.gif When on, the volume symbol flashes erratically, and when I record, all I get is static on playback.

 

This is what happens when it is on. ^ Only difference for when muted is that the flashing stops, and I still cannot talk (even if it was working properly I couldn't =])

Edited by walkerguy

Twitter | @Insevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heh, I wasnt calling you an idiot. Basic rule of troubleshooting, check the simple stuff first. Of course, I could have paid more attentiopn to your post and noticed you already said it was on.

 

Good luck.


image,Gfted1,black,red.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you dropped your Xbox, it could have damaged something inside. I doubt there is an easy fix. You might want to try your headset on something else, if you can, because if it is new then that might not be the culprit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried any other headsets?


"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
-H. H. Munro

 

"Geez. It's like we lost some sort of bet and ended up saddled with a bunch of terrible new posters on this forum."

-Hurlshot

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have them coming by the boatloads - I'll be getting a replacement soon, though. I fear the problem is likely as Hurlshot said.


Twitter | @Insevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to see if your current headset can be plugged into the microphone jack on your PC or laptop, as I believe it should work. If this were the case, you could figure out if your mic was bad or if the problem was with the x-box itself.


"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
-H. H. Munro

 

"Geez. It's like we lost some sort of bet and ended up saddled with a bunch of terrible new posters on this forum."

-Hurlshot

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As opposed to turning off your console, try logging in and out of XBL a few times. That cleared up my mike problem last night. If that doesn't work, try soaking your headset in peanut butter for a few hours. It works on scratched disks and by jebus it'll work on your headset.


bnwdancer9ma7pk.gif

Jaguars4ever is still alive.  No word of a lie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alas, Deadly_Nightshade cannot help me here.

 

Original Xbox/Official Microsoft Headset (was new)

 

I can hear out of it but the voice doesn't work. icon2.gif When on, the volume symbol flashes erratically, and when I record, all I get is static on playback. I see virtually no troubleshooting possibility (we're talking about Xbox here) but I'd like to know what could be causing this. I did try turning the console off and tried different controllers, including a Microsoft S. What could it be? Interference? The fact my Xbox "took a bump" when it fell on the floor? ( :shrugz: ) Well if there is a way to fix this I'd be appreciative. :lol:

 

ADDED: On the note of interference I have a DVR nearby..

.

 

You might have to edit your parental settings. I'm pretty sure there is an option that allows parents to block voice communication with other players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No it works. It just doesn't. Its nothing like that. A hardware problem likely. I haven't gotten the chance to test it on my PC, but I'll probably just be getting it replaced; I'll be mailing the faulty one out today.


Twitter | @Insevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And yet, the world somehow keeps on turning...

 

Sorry for my dramatic response. I could have been far more subtle by launching a nuclear terrorist attack on New York instead. I'll try not to post in my thread in the future, fair enough? :closed:

 

Now... the headset. I've gotten a new one that works with the exception that my controller "disconnects" frequently. I press "A" and it works again. Happens once every 10 minutes, approximately. I think its with the Xbox... Oh well. :unsure:


Twitter | @Insevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...