How do I configure skype to use the microphone, nothing seems to work?

The microphone on the webcam attached to your system will usually work better than the headset microphone. To configure skype to use the webcam, go to Skype Options and select USB device under Sound-In.

Or watch this video which shows you how to configure skype with the webcam microphone.

If you wish to use the headset microphone, please watch this video instead. The use of the webcam microphone is preferred.