First off, try to determine first the model or chipset of your audio hardware by means of checking it out on...
$ aplay -l
Then, edit the alsa-base.conf file as a super-user with a text editor of your choice... in my case it was vi...
$ sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
Add the following line, maybe at the end of the file...
options snd-hda-intel model=
The model list is listed at this site... it's is the reference site I used to fix mine. Just to share, my unit is a Lenovo Y410, so it has the ALC262 chipset... in the list, I used the "lenovo-3000" as the value.
Also, if there is still trouble, might I suggest to comment-out this line... (just add a sharp "#" on the front)
#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10
Hope this helps to those in need.