Which microphone on Amazon.in would fit the microphone socket of a CQ42 115TU Laptop?

Drsunil V December 29, 2013
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Which microphone on Amazon.in would fit the 3.5″/microphone socket of a CQ42 115TU Laptop?

  1. Oron J
    January 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Does is actually measure 3.5mm? Is it too big, too small or the wrong shape to fit in the jack?

    • Drsunil V
      January 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Actually wrong shape and stuck half-way. Can you verify socket specs from official page? instead of newstechnology

    • Oron J
      January 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      I'm afraid HP/Compaq's site seems to have lost the documents, so no specs from there. Mind you, most Toshiba laptops have the manual installed as an application or a PDF in the Programs menu, so you should be able to check this one for yourself!

    • Drsunil V
      January 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      hi. I tried finding specs in Laptop itself and I could reach HP support assistant dock which has section on Specifications which did not include mic socket size. The specs section has an online link which shows list of CQ Laptop series but not including 115TU

  2. Oron J
    December 29, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    This laptop takes a standard 3.5mm audio jacks , so any microphone with such a connector will work. For example
    Invons TMK-G22 Mini Microphone (R515.00)

    eForCity VOIP / SKYPE Mini Flexible Microphone - Black (R1,214.00)

    Then again, you could use a USB microphone, or even a headset such as CYBER ACOUSTICs AC-851B USB stereo headset w/microphone & noise canceling (silver) (R4,749.00)

    You didn't say what you want it for. If all you want it for is for Skype etc, then any of the above will do, but if you want it for recording (e.g. for podcasts, or music), then you will need to look for something better. At any rate, the thing to look for is USB or 3.5mm jack. Other connectors (and in particular XLR) can't be plugged in directly.

    • Drsunil V
      December 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Please tell web link to verify that the laptop's inbuilt socket for microphone supports 3.5 mm pin

    • Oron J
      January 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

      I had a look at a picture of the laptop (e.g. http://www.newtechnology.co.in/compaq-presario-cq42-115tu-price/) and could see quite clearly two 3.5mm audio jacks on front bezel, just left of centre. One of these will be for the headphones, the other for the mic.

    • Drsunil V
      January 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

      hi. I tried fitting mic with their covers mentioning 3.5 mm , but it did not fit

    • Drsunil V
      January 2, 2014 at 4:01 am

      It does not fit. It gets stuck half-way

    • Oron J
      January 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

      All I can say is "it should fit". If it actually goes in part way, then it's one of two:
      1. The plug might be non-standard (but I've never come across this before)
      2. The jack might be damaged. There is a small bent metal strip in the jack which "clicks" the mic into place, and it might be bent wrongly. You can test by plugging in headphones and see if they fit. They obviously won't work, but they should go in.

    • Drsunil V
      January 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks. Please weblink to another source verifying mic socket size as mentioned in the link mentioned in your answer

    • Drsunil V
      January 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks. Please verify from multiple non-official weblinks, the mic pin size for the model

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