Astro A40 is a certified headset used by gamers as well as broadcasters around the world. This headset is used for several platforms including PCs. However, unlike other devices, this is also not free from technical bugs. One common error that might encounter by the Astro PC user is Astro A40 mic not working.
Although this is a common issue, you have to resolve it immediately, otherwise, it might lead to serious damages.
Therefore, if you are experiencing this error and want to get rid of it, then you should stay in this article. In the remaining part, we have come up with some easy and effective techniques which will surely make your task much easier.
Probable Solutions you can Try to Resolve Astro A40 Mic Not Working PC:
Before we move on to the solution part, ensure that the correct mode is selected in the mix amp. Further, take a look below to know more about it.
Solution 1- Ensure that the Cable is Fitted Correctly
In case, the power cable does not fit within the jack properly, then you can experience this issue.
This is basically a production problem and is quite common in all the headsets around the world.
In your case, if this is the reason for the occurrence of this problem, then you just need to make sure that the cable is inserted within the jack appropriately.
Ensure that all the rings are inserted properly and there is no space left.
In case, the cable is inserted fully and still, you are unable to hear the mic, then do not panic, move to the next workaround.
Solution 2- Plugging to the Backside of the Computer
The USB port in which you have plugged in the power cable might not work as expected. At this moment, we suggest you test the cable on other slots.
Try to slot the plug the receiver to the slots available at the backside of the computer.
In case, you own a laptop, then we advise you to plug the power cable into all the USB slots, present on both sides of the computer.
So, do the needful and if you fail to resolve the issue this time as well, then here is another solution at your rescue.
Solution 3- Set as Default Device
You can manually check the device to resolve the problem. In order to apply this solution on your computer, go through the steps given below.
At first, right-click on the Speaker icon which is located at the bottom right corner of the screen and after that, tap on the Recording Devices.
Now, a list of the recording devices connected to the computer will appear on the screen. You should try speaking into the microphone and check whether the green bars rise or not.
If you are able to see green bars while talking into the microphone, but still it is not working, then it simply means that the mic is configured properly in Windows.
Under such a condition, we suggest changing the Program’s settings.
In case, the green lights are not rising, then you have to search for the ‘Identify it’ option. Once you found it, then you need to click on it and highlight it.
Then, tap on the ‘See Default Bottom’ located at the bottom of the screen. After that, again check whether the green bars are rising while you talk to the microphone.
If yes, then the mic is not set up properly, If not, then look at the next step.
So, the mic is still not working? do not worry. Just double-click on the device that represents the microphone.
Now, a new window will appears on the screen. From there, you should drop down and click on Microphone Properties. Then, click on the Levels tab shown at the top of the screen.
Thereafter, you should drag the slider to the right until you see the number that says ‘100’. Tap on the OK button to save the changes.
After that, again check the green bars and if these are rising, it means that your mic is now configured properly.
In case, you still don’t see any bar, then you have to left-click on the Recording tab and ensure that the ‘Show Disabled Device’ option is marked. If not, then tap on it, so it is checked.
After that, you can able to see all the disabled devices. Now, perform steps 3 to 9 on those devices until you see the green bars while talking mic.
We hope with the help of the above-given solutions and steps, you can easily fix the Astro A40 mic not working issue on your own.
However, to perform these solutions, you need in-depth technical knowledge, and if you don’t have so, then rely on a professional expert to permanently eliminate this technical flaw from your PC.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why does my Astro A40 mic keep cutting out?
How do I reset my Astro A40 headset?
How do I change my Astro A40 to PC mode?
Press and hold the Power Button for 3 seconds to switch between PC and Console Mode. A white or red ring will light around the Power Button to indicate which mode you’re in: PC Mode is indicated by a white ring, whereas Console Mode is shown by a red ring.