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  • Hunaidi Level 1 (0 points)

    Ugh, nothing!

  • Auroraron Level 1 (0 points)

    My Macbook Pro not working either. I hear the two dings and nothing happens.   Reset and selected internal microphone, same thing.  Apple has issues and likes to use us as beta testers I guess.  I feel like a Microsoft user again.    Just have to wait until thousand of others compain about it before the fix it. They don't resond, its normal, they just wait for big blogs to start publically complaining. 

  • pdcunha Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you, did you suggested (selecting "Internal microphone" instead of the default "Automatic") and works fine now.

  • Hunaidi Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried that, didn't work either.

  • king_nothing Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks a lot for replying but those updates dont work on my MBP 13" mid 2010, but thanks anyway, i guess we´ll hace to wait for some bug fixes.

  • pberk Level 2 (285 points)

    IS it working in Messages?


    I haven't tried it in other programs, but it's working pretty good in Messages...

  • Auroraron Level 1 (0 points)

    Got it working.  Had to turn off and on again and change settings a few times before it worked.  Looks like it may not update settings even if they show correct until you change them and then back to what it should be again. Try that.

  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 (2,655 points)

    I have used it in: iWeb, Safari, Messages, & Notes


    I am on a 24-inch iMac Mid 2007


    So, far it has worked pretty well

  • alexfilipe Level 1 (0 points)

    Dictation isn't working here too, but a few hours ago it was fine. And when I open the Dictation & Speech System Preferences panel it crashes.

  • RobertBasil Level 1 (0 points)

    Not working here either. I hear the beep but nothing. I've tried all the solutions above. iMac i7. Frustrating...

  • justmiller Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday, right after installing 10.8 and all relevent updates I tried Dictation and had the same exact problem as you described. But I found that  System Preferences/Sound/Input there was no option for Internal Microphone. The only way I could recover the option was to do a ShutDown and then restart. Once the Internal Microphone option returned, Dictation worked fine.


    Today (the very next day) I went to demonstrate the feature and it would not work. Checked the Input and, sure enough, the Internal Microphone is no longer listed as an option.


    I am running on an 2.8 GHz iMac, i7 with 8GB RAM.


  • blakej78 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update: I called Apple's Support and they did not fix my issue. I took a few hours today and solved my issue. My problem was with Parental Controls. What I was seeing: I posted a screen grab of the Dictation & Speech preferences. There was not way for me to turn ON Dictation. It even stumped the Experts. To make my MacBook run Dictation, I noticed that my User account had Admin, Managed under my name. So, I created a user account, allowed admin rights, restarted, logged in, and noticed that I could finally turn on Dictation.


    I learned-- if the user account is "Managed", the Dictation feature will not work.

  • Hunaidi Level 1 (0 points)

    My User account is Admin only, and the Managed is under the Guest account which is disabled as I am the only user of my MBP. Still doesn't work, sigh. But thank you so much for the update!

  • EvilLittleLlama Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine wasn't working either, I tried everything that people suggested and nothing worked. But I shut down my computer and while starting it back up I held down Command + Option + P + R ( P-RAM reset ) and now it's working perfectly.
    Because other people have said that it randomly started working for them I can't be sure if this was what fixed the issue. I'd suggest giving it a try just incase.

  • EvilLittleLlama Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok forget it, it worked once and now it's stopped again. -_-
    Starting to think my computer just hates me...

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