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How do I turn off the microphone on my IBM T60 laptop?

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I have skype.  I do not like the fact that my microphone is broadcasting my sound even when I am not chatting with someone...how do I disable this when not on phone?  Thanks.  I am using W XP pro.  I dont care how I turn the microphone off, I want it off.  Thanks experts.
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by:usarian
ID: 20366052
Start-->Control Panel-->Sounds, Speech, & Audio Devices
Advanced Volume Controls
Options
Properties
Recording
(make sure the microphone checkbox is checked)
Click OK
Drag the volume slider under the mic down
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by:c_mcclung
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You can also accomplish this by doubleclicking the speaker icon in the system tray. If it is not there, you can enable it by selecting "Place volume icon in the taskbar" from the "Sound and audio devices properties" control panel applet. Once you have the mixer up, if microphone isnt an option, the choose 'options->properties'. and check the box next to microphone. Then, you can control the volume easily.
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by:Sp0cky
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I tried the first option and when I login to skype and go to tools->options->general ->audio settings, the dam thing shows a bar and still hears me and is broadcasting.  
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by:Sp0cky
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Thank you jsoup.  Where is language options?

I muted the microphone and skype still hears me...
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Skype Sound and Audio Set-Up
PC Running Windows XP (XP Style)
http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_xp.html
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by:Sp0cky
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Mute still doesnt work.  skype callers can still hear me.
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by:JSoup
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Mute still doesn’t work. On some model of IBM laptop, Mute and volume is Controlled by button on the screen or Keyboard.. check
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