How to Hook Up a Computer Headset




this will show how to hook up a computer headset so that you can play games or talk to other people online.


Step 1: Things You Will Need

you will need

headset (with or without microphone)
control panel

Step 2: Finding the Slots

go to the back of your computer and close to the bottom there should be three or four empty slots open
(there will be 4 if you don't have speakers)

Step 3: Hooking Up the Headset

first unplug the speakers, then plug in the green colored plug or the plug that has a picture of a headset on it.
then plug the red colored plug or the plug that has a picture of a microphone on it.

Step 4: Making Shure the Microphone Works

to make sure the microphone works go to the control panel and go to speech.

Step 5: Testing the Microphone

go to configure microphone

after you read that ( if you do) click next
and then you can record yourself.



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    12 Discussions


    Question 4 months ago on Step 5

    trying to hook a wireless headphone to my tv


    7 months ago

    more of the images on fb are too distinct. I think I was told to try something like twitter for now... thanks


    i cant believe you could actully break down plugging in a cable into 5 steps..... also, note that not all pc's have the audio jacks in that location. Your pc has them there becuase you have a sound card on your pc...a pc with integrated audio will have them near the middle of the pc. just thought I would bring that up. overall....good.....job.... :\ :P

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    If I would not see this, i would not think that there can be anyone who have a problem with plugging in headset... ... ... ... anyway, in one computer there is a sound card integrated with the motherboard, so it have jack ports near most of other ports, like keyboard, or USB. other one have outer sound card, and ports placed like on the instructable, but most of computers have a front panel with USB, jacks, or sometimes a card reader, so you don't even have to unplug the speakers from the back of the computer.

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