In a message dated 10/08/2006 16:52:32 GMT Daylight Time, bones@xxxxxxx writes: Hi Frank, It didn't sound like finger trouble - more like a loose connection. The cut off was instant. If you use a headset I'd suspect head movement was making it make and break. It might be worth unplugging from the PC and giving the jack plug a clean in alcohol. bones Bones, Seems like a waste of alcohol......but I'll give the microphone plug a clean. Frank T.