3gs External Speaker Caput?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vtmedic, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. vtmedic macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    #1
    hi all and thank you in advance for your help. i have a 32g 3gs whose external speaker appears to have given up the ghost. no ringtones,alerts,music not audible unless headphones plugged in. i've tried a hard reset,restore as well with no luck. i am thinking of ordering a replacement charging port/speaker/mic and attempting the repair myself. have any of you done this and can you recommend a reputable vendor to buy the parts from? prices seem to vary greatly. again, thanks in advance and have a great day!
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #2
    More than likely it's the headphone jack. Have you tried blowing out any dirt and pushing the plug in and out a few time? Might fix it. :cool:
     
  3. vtmedic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    #3
    thanks for the quick reply. i have tried pushing the plug in and out a few times without success. i haven't tried any air yet. i'll give it a shot. that would be much cooler than performing surgery on the phone.
     
  4. JasonHD macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    #4
    just turn the volume up. am i missing something?
     
  5. vtmedic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    #5
    not on mute. volume is up. no sound from external speaker of phone.
     
  6. JasonHD macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    #6
    hold home button down for 12 seconds then press the lock button 4 times within 5 seconds. it should beep and reset the speaker.
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
  8. vtmedic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    #8
    the speaker i'm referring to is on the bottom of the phone. the ear speaker works fine. still no luck......
     
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #9
    The ear speaker is only used for the phone functions. Everything else is controlled by software and can be shut off by the headphone jack when the headphones are inserted. A bad headphone jack can cause the problem. :(
     

Share This Page