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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. My laptop's mic is detected, but does not pick up any sound. When I mute and then unmute it, a faint pop can be recorded by it, but the mic then gets no more info. I have set my audio profile in PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) to Analog Stereo Duplex. I have tested and confirmed that the external mic port can record sound using my headphones as a microphone.

I found out that my mic is broken, there is not an Ubuntu problem. Thanks for the help.

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Jun 19 '13 at 6:13

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Install pavucontrol package and try to enable it there.

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I already have pavucontrol installed, this is where I change my settings. I am unable to get my mic to get any input other than when I unmute it. – user168132 Jun 18 '13 at 11:08

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