blue snowball ICE not picking up audio (windows 10)

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Hachiro_senyo

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my blue snowball got recognized , and its in my audio manager in the recording tab

but no matter how loud i yell in the mic , the green bar that indicates sound going through it just wouldn't budge..

windows 7 no problem , go figure windows 10 is full of issues

let me explain what i've already tried:

deleting the device entirely , both in

audio input and audio output tab
&
drivers for audio , video & games

unplugged the cable and inserted into a different USB 2.0 slot , restarted my computer...

tried removing it all through devices & printer through controll panel

that however promped the message that the drivers gets installed , after 5 seconds it says "ready for use!"

still no audio gets picked up , no audio through OBS

why is windows 10 such a crap OS ?
do i seriously have to buy another 100+ dollar worth of a mic and perhaps have the same issues maybe not instantly but perhaps 2 weeks , 4 weeks or maybe even 2 months from now !?

 

mbilal2

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Sorry you have to go through this. Glad to have you on TomsHardware nonetheless. Microsoft is obviously to be blamed for this.

Please try the following:

Settings -> Privacy -> Microphone -> make sure apps access to the microphone.
 

Hachiro_senyo

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oh my god that worked! you are doing god's work!
i must of disabled it because i didn't want microsoft to listen to everything , but i didn't knew this also disabled it for everything that i do.

i'll take part blame for this
thanks for the help , you saved me
 

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Glad I could help! The new update automatically turns it off without asking the user and it's mildly infuriating to say the least. BTW I own the same mic and it's great :)
 

Hachiro_senyo

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i thought an update caused the drivers to be corrupted or perhaps didn't respond well with the system , since i hear a lot of things about updates breaking things , didn't thought they would disable it behind the scenes.
& yes its a nice budget mic & the sound quality from it with some tuning is just outstandingly better than any headset i owned , plug and forget , well if windows 10 behaved like an OS and not a big brother atleast :D
 
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