iPhone earpiece replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidjearly, Aug 4, 2009.

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    davidjearly

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    Hi folks,

    My earpiece has stopped working. iPhone is out of warranty. Bought a replacement but can't find a guide on how to fit it.

    Anyone provide any links to instructions, preferably with video/pictures?

    Thanks,
    David

    EDIT: To clarify, this is for a 3G.
     
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    If you're talking about the iPhone headest + mic, there is a warranty on it.

    The iPhone provides a warranty for the headset, but buying the headset by itself also gives it a warranty.

    If you still have the receipt/box, you can get a new pair. I've done this a few times because my headset has had problems/broke.
     
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    davidjearly

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    Yeah, can't see it included there.

    No, I am talking about the ear speaker (internal) and its flex cable.
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    +1 ^^^ Yup, headset, USB cable are covered under warranty. Give it a shot, those things should last longer than 13 months.....:(
     
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    davidjearly

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    Is anyone actually reading my posts? I am not referring to the headset or USB cables. I am referring to the internal earpiece that you can hear the caller through during a call. This has died and my iPhone is out of warranty. I have a replacement part and I am looking for install instructions.

    Thanks!
     
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    Wow, it would seem hard to install the speaker piece of the top of the phone as you would have to open up the whole phone inside out and then install it which is alot...i suggest going somewhere and getting someone to repair it or taking it back to apple. If it isnt your fault, then it should definately be taken back.
     
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    davidjearly

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    It's not hard. I've fixed iPhones plenty of times (LCD replacements/front panels ect). I have just never replaced the internal earpiece before.

    It wasn't my fault, but the iPhone is out of warranty. It's as simple as that. I'm not willing to pay around £70 for someone to do something I know I can do and the part only costs $3. I'm just looking for a guide from someone who has done this already.
     
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    mackmgg

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    did you check ifixit?
     
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    davidjearly

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    As said above, I have checked ifixit and their guide does not seem to cover the earpiece.
     
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    Oh, the actual earpiece itself...

    I'm at work right now, but I just google "iPhone replace earpiece" and about five different tutorials and videos showed up within the first page.

    I can't really access them right now, but I'm sure you could do the same. Good luck with the iPhone.
     
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    davidjearly

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    Yes, I know how to use Google thanks.

    I also tried searching (many times) and nothing comes up for the 3G. Googling your phrase may give results for the original iPhone but not the 3G.
     
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    Found this topic which is more useful.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9567805#post9567805

    It mentions testing the speaker and it should be 30 ohms if it is OK but doesnt say what the resistance should be at the earpiece/speaker attachment point on the circuit board.
     

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