Sony External Microphone Help

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HarryP
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Sony External Microphone Help
Mar 25, 2011

Hello All,

I just received from B&H Photo an ECM-ALST1 ext mic. I noticed immediately that the package was not sealed, the battery already inserted and without any protective plastic barrier to protect it's charge. I am wondering if I received a previous return.

I tried the mic but hardly works...I can only hear faint sounds recorded on video when I turn up the volume on my MAC to full. I made sure the sound option is "on" in the A55 camera settings and the wire is plugged into the mic jack. Am I missing something with the set-up? Does it sound like the battery is dead? Or ultimately faulty?

I am very surprised with B&H...have ordered multiple things from them in the past and never a problem. I would appreciate your advise & comments...the thought of returning it & replacing is not thrilling.

Thank You.

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