How do I get my web cam Mic to work?

I like to chat on random sites like Chat Roulette & out of bordem; and to meet new people. This is what prompted me to eventually buy a web cam last year. I figured, "Hey, Instant Messaging is fun, why not try video chat!"

So, with that being said, I dished out $45 and bought a web cam. I wanted to make sure it was a decent web cam, to say the least, with a good amount of mega pixels. (It annoys me chatting with some one who's video stream is very blurry and slow; so I wanted a good camera to prevent that.) That is why I bought the Logitech C525 HD Webcam.

The instructions seemed simple, Install the drivers for the camera from the installation CD that came with it, plug in the web cam, via USB, and you're all set. However, this was not the case. The Built-In Microphone wouldn't work. I was very confused, it should have worked by default, but, alas, it didn't.

I tried everything in the book to solve this problem. I tried reinstalling the drivers from the CD by uninstalling the drivers from my PC and reinstalling them. I even reinstalled the drivers multiple times using the drivers on the CD and the newest drivers from the Logitech Website. Unfortunately, that didn't work.

I tried to change the web cam properties settings in an attempt to get the microphone to work; I even got people on-line to try and help me change the settings. Still, that didn't work.

Eventually, after trying what seemed like every option, I was convinced that maybe the web cam was broken. That perhaps it was D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival) That the Built-In Microphone was broken from the moment I opened the box.

So, I took the web cam back to the store and exchanged it for a brand new one in hopes that this would solve the problem. Sadly, it didn't. After messing with the newly exchanged web cam for multiples hours I eventually just gave up on trying to get the mic to work. So I put it on my dresser and it's been there since December of last year.

I really want my web cam to work 100% properly. Any advice for fixing my web cam is greatly appreciated. I am just clue less on what I should try next to get my web cam Microphone to work.

On a last note, My PC is a Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium HP Computer. So my web cam and PC are the same brand. So there is no compatibility issue.
Asked Jan 22, 2014
Edited Jan 22, 2014

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