Only have a mic-in - want to record from tape

I don’t have a line in on my laptop (only a mic-in) Is there a workaround? Maybe a way to emulate the line in using the mic-in? As far as I know a soundcard isn’t an option since i have a laptop.

An external soundcard most certainly is an option for you. You can get them with USB or firewire connections (depending on what your laptop has).

Two that get recommended a lot are the Behringer at c. $30 and the Edirol c. $80.