Just finished the build out of my new NUC7i5BNH. Everything is up and running as intended.
It looks like there are 2 internal microphones on the front of the unit that feed into a single MB header.
I do not want/need this feature.
If I disconnect the single header connector on the MB will that disable both the microphones?
Will this adversely affect anything?
After I DC this header, do I need to take any further steps to ensure I am not being listened to by my computer?
Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® Communities Team, NT55693.
Allow me to share with you that this NUC is not having any type of microphone embedded, it only posses a jack connector where you can plug an external microphone. Please find this information in the https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/NUC7i5BN_NUC7i7BN_TechProdSp... Technical Product Specifications of this unit.
I hope this answers all your questions
I think you are mistaken. The NUC7i5BNH has embedded Digital Microphone Array (DMICS). Please see in the Product Specification:
- Para 1.10
- Para. 2.2.4 (Connector B)
- Para 5.1 (Figure 22)
This microphone may be disabled also in Bios settings: Devices -> Digital Microphone (remove checkbox)
Leon is correct. My suggestion is that you do both; unplug the array and disable it in BIOS (so device does not appear as a resource to Windows at all).
Hope this helps,