Iphone 2g External Speakers not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by b3lac, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. b3lac macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009
    I'm not really sure what could have caused this. I've had the phone for about 2 weeks now, and a few days ago, the external speakers just quit working all of a sudden. I didn't notice exactly when it started because the phone is quiet to begin with, but I began to notice that it would always vibrate. The external speakers do not work at all. The earphones still work, I can hear through the ear speaker while in a phone call. Speaker phone, the ipod feature, keyboard clicks, locking/unlocking sounds, and ringtones/sms messages all do not work. I've tried the q-tip thing even though my symptoms don't match those of the "only my speakerphone works" crowd. And i've also tried plugging/unplugging my earphones, but that doesnt work either. I'm totally out of stuff to try! somebody help please.
  2. chomby1991 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Australia ->queensland ->Rockhampton
    I had this problem

    Okay, i had this problem and if your not keen for opening your phone you wont like it.
    If this does happen to be the same problem as in my original iphone then its is infact a problem with the headphone jack. some dirt or something has been caught inside the terminal which is pushed outwards when a headphone jack is inserted... sp basically it thinks you have headphones in. If you change the volume without headphones in it will say volume (headphones) if im correct. one way to fix this is to open your phone and clean out the dirt which i tried at first but i had to repeatedly do this to keep it clean and the other option which is working perfectly for me is to replace the headphone assembly completely. Parts:http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-Gen-1-Headphone-Jack/IF105-001
    Tell me if you need any more help. also try the volume thing before buying any parts and tell me if i'm right in which case this will surely fix it.

    My personal email address if you want a quick reply is brendoncathcart@me.com
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    If it is the headphone jack, others have had success in getting things working again by plugging and unplugging the headphones several times repeatedly. I can't vouch for this myself, as I haven't had the trouble, but I have read more than once in various places that it works.

    Worth a try anyway.

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