Logitech G430 Mic Not Working [Fixed]

By Lillian Lai  Sound Issues  microphoneWindows   0 Comment

Is your Logitech G430 microphone not working? You’re not alone. Many people have reported the similar issues. But don’t worry, you can fix the Logitech G430 mic not working issues.

How to fix Logitech G430 mic not working

If you’ve troubleshooted the hardware and tried plugging your mic into different USB ports, and your mic is still not working, try the solutions below:

  1. Allow access to microphone (for Windows 10 users)
  2. Update your audio driver
  3. Check your sound settings
  4. Reinstall Logitech Game Software
Note: the screenshots below come from Windows 10, and the fixes also work on Windows 8 and Windows 7.

 

Fix 1: Allow access to microphone (for Windows 10 users)

If your Logitech G430 microphone stops working in Windows 10, the first thing you should check is to turn on the microphone access. Here’s what you need to do:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand I at the same time.

2) Click Privacy in Settings.

3) Click Microphone on the left pane, and make sure Microphone access for this device is on.

(If this issue happens in the voice chat when you play games, you can also check if the microphone status for that game is ON.)

Re-plug your microphone again to see if it works.

 

Fix 2: Update your audio driver

A missing or outdated audio driver in your computer can cause your Logitech G430 mic not working, so you should verify and keep your audio driver up to date.

There are two ways to update your audio driver: manually and automatically.

Manually update your driver: you can go to your sound card manufacturer’s website, search for the latest version of your sound card driver, and install it in your computer. This requires time and computer skills.

Automatically update the driver: if you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged sound card to automatically download the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version), then install it in your computer.

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Restart your computer to take effect.

Try your Logitech microphone again to see if it works now.

If your issue still persists, don’t worry. We have other solutions for you to try.

 

Fix 3: Check your sound settings

Your Logitech G430 mic may not work because it’s disabled or not set as the default device for your Windows computer. Follow the steps below to check your sound settings:

1) Right click the volume icon at the bottom right corner on your desktop, and select Sounds.

2) Click the Playback tab, and make sure to set your microphone to Default Device.

3) Click the Recording tab, then right click on any empty area inside the device list and select Show Disabled Devices.

4) Right click your microphone and click Enable (if it’s enabled, you’ll see Disable).

5) Right click on your microphone again and select Set as Default Device.

6) Right click your microphone, and click Properties.

7) Click the Levels tab, and drag the volume slider to maximum.

8) Save your changes and restart your computer.

Try your Logitech G430 mic again and see if it works.

Still no luck? Okay, there’s one more thing to try.

 

Fix 4: Reinstall Logitech Game Software

This is tricky but it works for many people who have the similar issues. So you can give it a try.

Simply uninstall Logitech Game Software from your computer, and install the latest version of the Logitech Game Software to your computer. Then see if your Logitech G430 mic works.

 

That’s it. Hope this post comes in handy and helps you resolve the Logitech G430 mic not working problems. You’re welcome to add a comment below and let us know which solution helps.

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