Unsure if Microphone is broken/blocked
Due to the UK’s third lockdown, like most teachers I’ve began teaching my lessons through Teams at home using my iMac 21.5” 2017 4K. However, when watching the lessons back, I’ve noticed my audio really doesn’t sound clear, almost muffled, especially in comparison to my lessons that I did using my MacBook Pro M1. Some of my students have commented on how it cuts out too.
I did last year take the screen off to add an SSD, and after reading Muffled Microphone - iMac 21.5" (mid 2017) - Following Adhesive Strips, I now realise that the issue could be that the adhesive strips are blocking my microphone. However, I’m also concerned that I’m being too paranoid and it could’ve been my poor WiFi, or that nothing is even wrong.
Therefore, is there a way that I can tell if my microphone is being blocked or not without taking it apart again? I’ve recorded some voice notes and I’m convinced something is wrong but as I’ve never used the microphone up until now, I can’t comment.
Can anybody help/advise what to do before taking the screen off and ordering new strips? Would it be easy to take it apart again? I’m even happy to send the voice notes to see if anybody can hear if it has been covered over or not.
Thanks in advance! :)
Edit: See link to audio samples below:
I’ve recorded a couple of voice notes. Would anybody be able to listen to them briefly and see what they think? I just want someone’s opinion before I purchase a microphone or take the screen off.
I’d be extremely grateful!! ☺️
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