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  • 15. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    TNFurb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue with my recently purchased 13" MBA.  Interestingly enough the problem only seems to be with FaceTime.  When using iChat no one comlains about not hearing me.  I was worried it was just due ot the placement of the mic.  Glad to hear it is not, but I still can not understand why Apple put the mic on the side.  If the screen is just too thin for the mic to fit, it seems they would at leat put it on the top surface near the top of the keyboard.  This has been my only dissapointment with my MBA.  Other than this, I love this computer.

  • 16. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    gavinchang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Someone say flip on the mic might help... Any idea where is the mic of new MacBook Air? I couldn't find it... Is it beside the camera or somewhere else? Please tell me if you know, Cos I couldn't find on Apple's web page... Many thanks

  • 17. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    TNFurb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @gavinchang - On my 13" MBA it is on the left hand side near the earphone input jack.

  • 18. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    anorphius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Add me and my sister as two more with this same problem.  We both have 2011 13" MBAs, and both of us have the mic issue when calling with facetime.  Mic seems to work fine in ichat and in skype though.  I've noticed that the microphone input volume in preferences drops really low whenever a facetime call is initiated, but then normalizes after the call is ended.

     

    If I knew that bringing the computer in to the apple store for repairs would work, then I'd do it.  Something tells me that this is a software issue though and replacing the mic won't do anything to fix it.

  • 19. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    finin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a 15" macbook pro from 2010.  Until about ten weeks ago the builtin mic worked great for skype and other applications.  Then people started telling me that my voice was very faint.  Today I looked into it and used audacity to record my voice under various situations.  I started by rebooting my machine.  I am running 10.7.3. The input is very faint for the builtin mic.  I get no input using an external USB mic.  I get a good signal if I use my phone headphones with its mic.  I tried adjusting the input level via the sound input widget from the system preferences app, the midi setup app and the controls in audacity and these did not change the situation -- i can only get useful sound input using my phone earphones via the headphone jack.

  • 20. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    linpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the late 2010 MBA 11". I hope that here in Chile they´ll fix the problem.

  • 21. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    ColeJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    im having the same problem. i have a macbook pro and my fiance has an air. on facetime, i can barely hear her but she can hear me perfectly. all of our  mic inputs are up to the max. we tried it on skype and voila! the mic works! what's up with facetime?

  • 22. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    maattiio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue, the mic in my Mid-2011 Mac Air is terrible.

    People care barely hear me, my voice is quiet and muffled.

    I had it replaced by Apple and nothing changed, it's still terrible...

  • 23. Re: Macbook Air Microphone Volume Very Low
    John Andrew Alves Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a 2006 MacBook Pro (I know, vintage right?) and I'm having the exact same problem... Everytime I'm on facetime I can hear the other person loud and clear, but the other person can't hear me loud enough... I have to speak really close to the keyboard to make myself understandable,  but even so, they don't hear me loud enough to have a normal conversation.

    I doubt that that is something wrong with the mic because I also use skype and it works just fine. I've increased the internal mic volume up to the max, but still no change... I'm troubled...

     

    Any recent news?

     

    Thanks

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