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Razer Kraken Mic Not Working? 7 Easy Steps Coming to the Rescue!

Got yourself a Razer Kraken mic only to realize that it’s not working after a few days? We know that feeling. Razer Kraken mic often makes you go through this situation. 

But today, we’ll help you solve this issue so you don’t panic the next time it happens! 

How to fix the Razer Kraken mic not working?

There are mainly seven quick steps up on your sleeves to get it working. The seven steps include checking if the mic is muted or disabled. If not, look for damages, connection to the mic, check the administrative settings. Also, check the connections and plugs. And if none of it works, do look into the audio driver and troubleshoot if all fails. 

Now, the seven steps may not seem so easy for the moment. But after explaining the steps, it will get very easy for you to follow through. So read our article for the easiest guide!

Razer Kraken Mic Not Working: How to Fix it?

Your Razer Kraken mic may not work due to many reasons. And this might put you into great distress. But as difficult as it may sound, fixing a Razer Kraken mic is quite simple. We have curated a 7 steps procedure that you can follow to fix your mic.

All you need to make sure is to follow each step with attention. And try to make sure to not miss any of the steps. These steps are as follows-

Step 1 of 7: Check Whether the Mic is Muted or Disabled

Oftentimes the mic stays muted in the settings. This may happen due to an initial setup or may be adjusted by the user. So it’s important to check before using. 

Now, check on the sound icons to see if it’s muted all the way. The volume wheels also have to be checked too if it’s turned down all the way or disabled manually. 

The same thing may happen when you connect the Rock band mic to the PC. So make sure to follow the same process for connecting mics to PC too.

Step 2 of 7: Look for External Damages on the Mic

If the issue isn’t with your mic being muted or disabled, go for this step. The Razer microphones often have very thin microphone extensions. So when applying a slight amount of pressure on the product, the wire breaks down. 

So if that happens by any chance then the external damages have to be dealt with. So check if you’ve got any damages and if not go to the next step. 

Step 3 of 7: Check the Connection to the Mic

Now take a look at the connection of the mic. This at first may not seem like a mandatory step to do. But actually, we often confuse their USB pin with their 3.5 mm pin. As a result, we see that often the users are confused when it doesn’t work according to the plan.

So it is better to check the mics while connecting to the port or adapter. This will help you go a long way in a smooth manner. 

Step 4 of 7: Run the Program of Administrative Settings

In order to run the administrative program, go through the following steps in the settings.

In order to open the Run dialog, hold down the Windows logo key. Next, press the R key on your keyboard at the same time. Then type “control” and click Enter.

Select Large icons from the View by drop-down option in the Control Panel. Now choose Sound and select the Recording tab. After that right-click anywhere in the device list that is empty and select Show Disabled Devices. 

Now enable the Headset Microphone by right-clicking it. You may select Set as Default Device from the context menu when you right-click it again. Right-click Headset Microphone and select Properties from the drop-down menu. 

Toggle to the Levels tab, before moving the volume slider to the highest setting. Then press OK.

Now, try it out now that your headset’s microphone is enabled and configured as the default device, and you’ve increased the microphone volume. 

If it does, you’ve found the solution. But even if it doesn’t help, you can try the latter step. The administrative checks have to be done when fortnite mic is not working as well.

Step 5 of 7: Update the Audio Driver Software

If the other steps haven’t worked for you, this one should. If you have a problem having a faulty audio drive. Try to roll your driver when having an issue with a faulty driver. 

First of all, you need to go to the “Start Menu” button. Then open up the “Device Manager” You will find a “Device, Controller and Sound System” button. Next, the last step will be to click onto the “Audio Driver” for rolling it up. 

Now, after clicking “Roll up the Audio Driver”, the audio system will be updated instantly.

Step 6 of 7: Plug in the Audio Mic Again

The audio Mic even after setting the audio drive, may not work. So all you have to do is to plug it in again. In order for the mic to adapt to the troubleshoot again, plug it in again. This may help the mic to adjust to the new setup. 

Sometimes the mic is connected loose so this issue may occur. But even then following this step, it can start working too.

Step 7 of 7: Clean All the Audio and Make Troubleshoot

This is our last resort to fixing the mic not working. However, if this doesn’t set the mic, then the entire system needs a reboot. Clean the audio mic. Make sure the previous set-up doesn’t stay in the settings. 

This has to be done before troubleshooting, otherwise, the device may hang. 

Now, when all is done finally, click on the “Troubleshoot” in the “Sound Menu” to get your sound system going. But if that fails to work, you should consult a technician or buy a new one. The suggested Razor Mic and models of the Mic will be-

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These can work pretty well with the new set-up for the microphone after the troubleshooting. 

However, often the trouble-shooting cannot be done, for example when airpods are not working. Then you have to follow through in a separate way. As a result, trouble-shooting cannot always be an end solution.

Also if you feel like this isn’t helping, you can always directly go to a professional for help. They’ll either fix it for you or exchange it if you have the warranty card with you. And of course if it’s still applicable.

Well, that ends our discussion for today. We hope we were able to get your mic to work again. We tried to keep the process description as simple and effective as possible. So you follow our instructions accurately. And hopefully, you won’t have to go to a professional or buy a new mic.


Question: Why is it that my microphone isn’t working, but my headset is?

Answer: On your computer, your headset mic may be disabled or not set as the default device. The microphone volume may be so low that it is unable to clearly record your voice. You should enable the Headset Microphone by right-clicking it. Select Set as Default Device from the context menu when you right-click it again.

Question: Why isn’t my Windows 10 headset mic working?

Answer: Go to “Settings”, then click “Privacy” and then head to “Microphone” if your microphone isn’t working. Make sure “Allow apps to access your microphone” is set to “On” underneath that option. All programs on your system will be unable to hear audio from your microphone if microphone access is disabled.

Question:  On a PC with only one jack, how can I use my headset mic?

Answer: Simply plug your headset into the connector and you’re ready to go. If your computer has two ports, one with a mic and the other with a headset input, choose to plug your single jack headphone into the second port with a headset input. This will help to make it easier for you to listen to the sound and use the speaker.


We hope that we could answer your question” Why is Razor Kraken Mic not working?” You may not always need to follow all the steps to set the mic up. As with new models to the set being introduced, it may get better.

We are hoping to see our suggestions working with time. Let’s hope to see you here again, soon but not with the same problem. 

Good Luck!