If you have an Astro a40 Mic and it suddenly stops working, then just keep calm. I know you have bought some expensive headphones but don’t worry, it is not an issue you cannot resolve. I have also faced it a couple of times, but I know how to fix it.
You can also learn the ways by which you can quickly fix your a40. So whenever you run into this problem again, you won’t have to rush towards google to find a solution. So that’s enough of the talking. Let’s move onto the practical part and try to fix your Astro a40.
5 Ways to Fix the Astro a40
These are the five methods by which you can troubleshoot your Astro a40.
1. Check for Hardware Issues
The first thing you can do to ensure there are no external or hardware issues is to check if the cable or jack is correctly plugged in your headset and the computer.
If it still doesn’t work, try connecting the jack to different places on the computer. If you are lucky enough, your headphones will start working, and you won’t have to go deeper into fixing your headset.
2. Set the Device to Default and Set Audio Levels
If the above method doesn’t work, try setting your device to default. To do so, right-click on the sounds tab and click on recording devices. After entering it, a list of devices will appear in front of you. Try to find the one that matches your headset sign.
Now that you have found your headset click on it to highlight it. Now click on the default button on the bottom. Now double click the default headset and increase the volume to 100.
Now you will be able to see green lines showing that your mic is working correctly. If the problem still doesn’t fix it, go for the other ways that are mentioned below.
3. Update your Audio Driver
Sometimes the problem can be in the Audio driver instead of your Astro headset. The driver can be old or out of date, due to which you should update it and try again to see if the headphones work.
You can also use an application to install or update your device drivers. It doesn’t matter how you do it until it’s done properly. It can resolve the issue, but if it doesn’t, then there is no problem with your computer.
4. Buy a USB Stereo Adapter
You can buy a USB stereo Adapter if the headphone jack is damaged. You can attach the headphone jack to the Stereo Adapter and connect it with your laptop.
Sometimes the headphone jack and the audio jack are the same, due to which you won’t be able to connect both the jacks properly with your computer, so in that case, an adapter can be a life-saver.
5. Check the Astro Application
The last thing you can do to fix the mic of your headphones is checking the Astro application. Now launch the Astro application and click on the microphone tab. Here you will see the USB mic level. Increase it to maximum and exit.
It would solve all the problems. If not, then try updating or installing the latest software. But even after all these efforts, your headset’s microphone doesn’t work; go to the nearest store to get them to check professionally.
So here you go. Now try these methods out one by one and see which one helps you to fix the problem. I assure you that these are all the ways by which you can fix your Astro a40.
Do tell us down below which method worked for you and if you still face any issue after trying all the ways, contact the nearest service store to get them replaced or repaired.