How do I increase the microphone level on a MID-001


Dec 9, 2012
The microphone level on my new MID-001 7" tablet seems low. I almost have to speak directly into the "mic hole" to get a mid level indication using the Sound Recorder app, and Skype call testing service does not hear me at all. Is there any way to increase the input level? Are there any android 4.0.4 compatible usb microphones that can be used with this device? The specs on the tablet are:
No markings outside .. have not cracked the case.
From About Tablet: Model MID-001, Android 4.04, baseband 1.5, kernel 3.08+
From sellers ebay listing:
Type:16:9 TFT Capacitive Screen
Screen Size:7"
Capacitive Touch:Yes, Multi-touch
Camera:Yes – Front Camera,1.3 MPixels-Front
Premium Audio:Built-in stereo speakers
Photo Review:JPG?BMP?GIF formats, support rotating and slide show
Audio Player:MP3, WMA, 3GP?WAV
Video Review:support AVI?RM?RMVB?MKV? WMV?MOV
E-Book:Support book mark, background music and photo display
3G:Support external 3G dongle
WiFi:Yes - 802.11b/g/n
OS:Android 4.0.4
Flash Support:Yes - Flash 10.x
Processor/CPU:All winner A13 1.2 GHZ
Processor Memory (RAM)512Mb
Built-in Storage:4GB
Maximum User Storage:32GB
Inputs/Outputs: Micro USB:1
Micro SD Card Slot:1
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)1
DC Jack:1
Additional Specs
Sensors:Built-in G-sensor
Battery Life:Lithium-ion 2000mAh,Up to 3 hrs of normal use
Power:AC100-240V 50-60Hz
Language:English, French and Spanish, Multi-lingual etc.
Thanks in advance..