Solved! When i plug in my headphones, internal mic stops working

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So, my laptop is a DELL VOSTRO 3568, it's got only one jack port with an headset icon carved on its left so I'm assuming it's a combo-jack.

I'm wondering if there's any option I can use on my laptop without having to buy a headset and just use the internal microphone and external headphones at the same time.
 
You should be able to do that. If the port is actually just for output (headphones) then that won't be a problem, just plug it in. If, however, it is indeed a dual one (input/output) then you will need to make a change to make that work.

NOTE: Make sure the headset is plugged in when you do this.

1. Go to "Control Panel".
2. Click on "Sound".
3. Click the "Recording" tab.
4. Now right click on the laptop's speakers (not the headset).
5. Here click "Set as default device".
6. Click "Apply" and then click "OK" and you should be good.
 
You should be able to do that. If the port is actually just for output (headphones) then that won't be a problem, just plug it in. If, however, it is indeed a dual one (input/output) then you will need to make a change to make that work.

NOTE: Make sure the headset is plugged in when you do this.

1. Go to "Control Panel".
2. Click on "Sound".
3. Click the "Recording" tab.
4. Now right click on the laptop's speakers (not the headset).
5. Here click "Set as default device".
6. Click "Apply" and then click "OK" and you should be good.
 
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