mic seems to be there, but wont record for some reason

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Tried to use my laptop's built-in mic for the first time today, and it doesn't seem to be working. First tried to record with guvcview, which will capture video but no audio. It's dropdown box for audio input device shows an item named Code: HDA Intel: ALC663 Analog (hw:0,0) In alsamixer I've set mic to max volume and unmuted. And I tried launching audacity as root to record, and again got nothing. This is as far as I was able to get with Google. Anyone able to offer some advice on how to turn on my mic? (HowTos)