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    Skype mic icon crossed out - how do I make it work???

    I have recently bought a Lenovo Tab 2 A10. I've downloaded the skype app and the video works fine but the mic icon is crossed out and, obviously, no one can hear me. I can't find any settings option to sort this out. Can anyone help? Thanks

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    your problem is it doesn't have a mic. headphone jack and speaker, yes, but no mic - this is why your icon is crossed out, skype can't find a mic to use.

    Original Poster

    Ahhh...That explains it. So I'll need to plug one in?

    if possible, yes, though not sure what mics are going to be compatible. it does have microusb, so might find a mic that'll plug in there

    according to online specs, you have a built in microphone.. argos spec
    Edited by: "shabbird" 20th Feb 2016

    Original Poster

    Hmmm, I see the specs say voice recognition which I just tried with "OK google" and that works so it must be picking up my voice...

    On Skype:

    Tools
    Options
    Audio Settings
    Microphone (click on the relevant list that's compatible on your tablet)

    I don't think you need to purchase a microphone, as there's an internal one built in (I think)

    Original Poster

    The problem with the latest android app is that you don't get all those options. On another forum I was advised to download an earlier version of Skype which I have now done and it is all working fine.
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