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Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

So after I left my computer on wile getting something to drink downstairs my computer restarted and auto updated itself. When I came back it was at 90% so I waited until the update was finished. After that I encoutered some problems. First google chrome wasn't working correctly so I had to reinstall it. But now I wanted to use my microphone (a blue snowball) but it isn't recognized. Even worse when i plug in the usb the led goes on but windows doesn't react to it. Also I can't find it at Device Manager. I Tried to unplug it in different usb ports but that didn't work. I Don't know what to do. I couldn't find any drivers for the mic..
Anyone knows how to fix this problem?

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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

Well.. let's start at the beginning. A cursory google search ('blue snowball windows 10 driver') shows a plethora of pages and videos on that very topic. What have you examined?
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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:27 PM

Windows 10 does _horrible_ things to your installed drivers. I suggest downloading and reinstalling the latest driver for your mic, and see if that resolves the issue.

I know that when my parents "upgraded" they had trouble with things ranging from keyboards to headsets and even monitors/ graphics cards because of Microsoft thinking they knew best (and being blatantly wrong). Basically, "upgrade" to Win10, and then reinstall everything you care about, and it should work afterwards... Dumb I know, but that seems to be the easiest way...
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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:06 PM

As far as I know blue snowball has never install any drivers but I think they were installed and windows ruined it.
Also when I googled blue snowball windows 10 drivers it gives me nothing but some pages about driver toolkit and snowball support when something is broken.

btw I can't do anythin with drivers i think because when I plug the usb cable in my computer windows doesn't even react to it it just does nothing. Not even the sound that an usb device is plugged in..

EDIT:
Just found out its an Plug and Play device. So no devices required.

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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:24 PM

Examples:
How to fix blue snowball usb driver not recognized (windows)
https://www.youtube....h?v=PRnHsaUQMnI

http://answers.micro...afdf588b?auth=1

http://www.tomshardw...ne-working.html

http://www.bleepingc...not-recognised/

http://www.bluemic.c...ball/#/support/

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Windows 8 and Windows 7 Setup Procedure
Snowball is plug-and-play and does not require drivers. No, not even for Windows 8.
Under START MENU open Control Panel, then select Hardware/Sound.
On Hardware/Sound page click Sound, then choose Recording tab.
Insure that the Blue mic selected as the Default input device.
Set your volume in the Levels menu.
Snowballs manufactured after July, 2007 (with serial numbers higher than 76-065000) are Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista compatible. Snowballs with numbers lower than this are not Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista compatible.

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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:19 PM

I think there's a misunderstanding. I can't see the snowball. Not even in device manager.
When I plug it in it does nothing. Also I can't selecting because its not there.

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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:23 PM

First - reboot.
Being this is USB start eyeballing the USB devices in the device manager. Most likely it is being viewed as something else.
Post that - since this is a "plug and play" by their on admission look at the recent updates and uninstall the one most likely to have messed up your USB stuff.
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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:02 PM

Reboot is Done.
Tried to lookup every hardware-id of the usb devices but didn't got a wrong one.
Also at my other computer it works just fine. also how can they have updates if its a plug and play??
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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:08 PM

No.. The Ms update probably jacked up what ever plug a ND play they were riding on... Or changed something in the general mic/sound section.. Or
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Re: Blue Snowball mic doesn't work after windows 10 update.

Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

So I don't know why this happend but heres my solution.

1. Plug your mic into another pc and wait for 5 minutes
2. Plug it back into your old/main pc

For some weird reason this worked for me.
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