Crackling Speaker

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by powerbook911, Sep 1, 2007.

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    powerbook911

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    Today I noticed when my phone rang the speaker was crackling and it sounded very strange. Now sometimes it sounds half-normal, and sometimes bad again.

    Anyone have an experience like this? I guess I have to call Apple care :(
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Unfornately that is normal.

    It is the GSM of the phone talking to your mobile tower.

    If someone has a fix I don't know about it.

    Apple can not do anything about it.
     
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    powerbook911

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    You realize it's the ringtones and my music that sounds strange right and only when coming out the bottom speaker? I don't see how it can be the cell network, and it didn't happen for two months?

    Of course, if that is normal I'll accept it.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Oops. Sorry that does sound strange... If you live near an apple store i would schedule a trip.
     
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    powerbook911

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    Thanks. I don't. I went ahead and called. They were nice about it. He told me to do a restore through iTunes and if still bad, they'll schedule a repair. Just my luck. ha-ha. :(
     
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    powerbook911

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    It seems better after the restore, though I'm scared it will happen again. Hopefully not.
     
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    powerbook911

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    It keeps happening periodically. :( :(

    I'm sending it in for repair. Paid $30 for the loaner. How I wish I had a cheap unlocked GSM phone to use when it was going in.
     

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