Microphone available but no sound detected

Just installed Manjaro KDE and I really need my microphone to work but in spite of all I’ve tried I can’t seem to get it to work or even find issues like mine.
For starters, in my audio options I have a bunch of input devices options which I haven’t seen before:

Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor Stereo
Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo

But no matter which combination of them I try, no sound is detected!
And by detected I mean that the green bar which would show the input being detected doesn’t move at all in PulseAudio Volume control and ZOOM audio options.

In the Family 17h etc, there’s a drop-down menu to choose a port which states:

Internal Microphone (unplugged)
Microphone (plugged)

Does this mean there’s a problem with my internal microphone? It works fine in windows.

Here’s some info, if more is needed please ask:

pacmd list-cards

States:

3 card(s) available.
    index: 0
        name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_03_00.1>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        owner module: 7
        properties:
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HD-Audio Generic"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HD-Audio Generic at 0xd06c8000 irq 57"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:03:00.1"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:03:00.1/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "1002"
                device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]"
                device.product.id = "15de"
                device.product.name = "Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio Controller"
                device.string = "0"
                device.description = "Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio Controller"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        profiles:
                output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5900, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
                off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
        active profile: <off>
        ports:
                hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
    index: 1
        name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_03_00.6>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        owner module: 8
        properties:
                alsa.card = "1"
                alsa.card_name = "HD-Audio Generic"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HD-Audio Generic at 0xd06c0000 irq 58"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:03:00.6"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:03:00.6/sound/card1"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "1022"
                device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]"
                device.product.id = "15e3"
                device.product.name = "Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller"
                device.string = "1"
                device.description = "Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        profiles:
                input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (priority 65, available: unknown)
                output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (priority 6500, available: unknown)
                output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (priority 6565, available: unknown)
                off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
        active profile: <output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo>
        sinks:
                alsa_output.pci-0000_03_00.6.analog-stereo/#0: Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo
        sources:
                alsa_output.pci-0000_03_00.6.analog-stereo.monitor/#1: Monitor of Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo
                alsa_input.pci-0000_03_00.6.analog-stereo/#2: Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller Analog Stereo
        ports:
                analog-input-internal-mic: Internal Microphone (priority 8900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-input-mic: Microphone (priority 8700, latency offset 0 usec, available: yes)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
                analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
    index: 2
        name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_03_00.5-platform-acp_pdm_mach.0>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        owner module: 29
        properties:
                alsa.card = "2"
                alsa.card_name = "acp"
                alsa.long_card_name = "LENOVO-81FB-Lenovoideapad330S_15ARR-LNVNB161216"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_acp3x_rn"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:03:00.5-platform-acp_pdm_mach.0"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:03:00.5/acp_pdm_mach.0/sound/card2"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "1022"
                device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]"
                device.product.id = "15e2"
                device.product.name = "Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor"
                device.string = "2"
                device.description = "Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        profiles:
                input:stereo-fallback: Stereo Input (priority 51, available: unknown)
                input:multichannel-input: Multichannel Input (priority 1, available: unknown)
                off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
        active profile: <input:stereo-fallback>
        sources:
                alsa_input.pci-0000_03_00.5-platform-acp_pdm_mach.0.stereo-fallback/#3: Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor Stereo
        ports:
                analog-input: Analog Input (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
                        properties:

                multichannel-input: Multichannel Input (priority 0, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
                        properties:

And

arecord -l

Gives:

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 1: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: ALC236 Analog [ALC236 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: acp [acp], device 0: DMIC capture dmic-hifi-0 []
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Finally,

amixer -c1

Outputs:

Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono: Playback 80 [92%] [-5.25dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-65.25dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-65.25dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 254 [100%] [-0.20dB]
  Front Right: Playback 254 [100%] [-0.20dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
  Front Right: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 63
  Front Left: Capture 63 [100%] [30.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 63 [100%] [30.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Enabled'
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]

The ‘Internal Mic Boost’ front-left/right is set to 0%.
I tried to set it to 100% using amixer set but I couldn’t figure out the correct command.

Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15ARR support website does not mention that this laptop has a built-in digital microphone array (DMIC)

please post response to

amixer --card=2

to show ALSA controls for the Internal DMIC

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AMD support for the Renoir Audio Co-processor was only released in June 2020
Linux 5.8 Sound Changes Bring New AMD Renoir ACP Driver - phoronix.com

The built-in digital microphone array (DMIC) has the new driver snd_acp3x_rn correctly loaded
but probably also needs a later version of Pulseaudio
[SOLVED] Microphone not working on Thinkpad T14s / Arch Linux Forums

suggest you install pulseaudio-git from AUR

Another Manjaro user posted recently that they had to remove packages
libao, fluidsynth, lib32-fluidsynth and manjaro-pulse to get pulseaudio-git installed
and then reinstall those packages
HP Envy - Sound does not work in Manjaro 20.1 PLASMA
(but manjaro-pulse is only a metapackage so installing it again is not really necessary)

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