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Hi, in my laptop i have only one 3.5mm audio jack. I use it for my headphones. So my question is, can i use my external microphone on this port?
(My laptop is hp elitebook 840 g2)
 
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The answer is almost certainly going to be, "Yes", but you ought to check the specs in your computer manual or on HP's website.

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It may be a TRRS (Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve) 3.5 audio jack.
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Most modern laptops use this, and most smartphones as well!
You can get a adapter for cheap that converts it to 2 TRS jacks, one for the speakers/headphones, and 1 for mic.
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What is the port of your Microphone? If it's USB, just connect it to one of your USB ports, If it's a 3.5mm jack, get a TRRS to 2TRS cable, and if it's a XLR connector, get a audio interface, it will connect thru USB.
 
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On Notebooks it may be good to check Device Manager, Audio Inputs and Outputs, may have a built-in Microphone, mine with Win11 does.
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This is my audio jack and this is the port of my laptop. When i plug in my mic, my laptop does not find it. I dont0-02-05-07a31bc52a644e4bbf0c5f0e31793f9191c2bfc242cbd7e9794cda2d36f6e887_e4ed1be233b1d7de.jpg0-02-05-fbbc84bb94a51c0e051bcaa0b2e632c0d748ae8498fcfa587af804e111123490_bbf11e17d7cd2d9f.jpg know why.
 

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Hani,

What do the specs in your computer manual or on HP's website say about the audio jack?

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@Hani, It may possible that your laptop does recognise it, but as Speakers. If you play a sound, best case scenario, will do nothing, worse case scenario, will damage the mic.

The documentation on your laptop says it has a mic and a speaker out and it is made on one port. Can you try a phone headset that has 3.5mm audio jack and has a microphone? Make sure that it's TRRS not TRS. See my Post #3 above.
 

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