iPhone 4 earpiece not working.

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  1. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    Hey guys, my iPhone 4 earpiece is not working. I've tried plugging and unplugging the headphones, and I also did a complete restore. It's just the earpiece because I can hear the calls through the speaker phone and it works with my headphones and mic. Please help!
     
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  3. maqsur macrumors newbie

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    Actually just picked up my iphone 4s (verizon) today. When dialing out, call connects, but I can't hear anything half the time. In fact, sometimes I have to redial, or i activate/deactive speakerphone.

    Annoying, was hoping I wasn't the only one.
     
  4. kevinc225 macrumors newbie

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    Exact same problem

    My iPhone 4 is doing the same thing. It's done it before and I was able to revive it by plugging in and removing the earphones repeatedly. This didn't work this time around (plus I don't like loosening up the connector doing it.) I'm taking the phone to the Apple store today.
     
  5. Paulr62 macrumors newbie

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    Check to see if there is any fluff stuck in the jack socket. Try to rake it out with a paperclip.
     
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  7. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    Case cover?

    I tried to plug mine in when i first got it, and heard only out of one speaker.The protective case cover was not letting the input go all the way in. Matter of fact i had to cut the hole out bigger for easy access. Your's probably isn't that, but i thought it was worth a try.
     
  8. maayan11 macrumors newbie

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    iphone earpiece replacement

    you have a problem with the earpiece
    you shuold go to iPhone repair store to replace it.
    it very quick repair that cost around 40$.

    probably had some water inside it.
     
  9. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    It is problem with the earpiece flex. I replaced myself using tutorial from Ifixit.com and it took me around 40 minutes. This is the first time I open up Iphone 4 and it is not that hard. ;)
     
  10. birdhouse1575 macrumors newbie

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    Open up the iPhone and make sure the earpiece flex cable is connected properly.
     
  11. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

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    Is there any water damage done to the phone? Is it under warranty still? If under warranty, backup phone and take it to the apple store. If you are still under warranty, after they do the diagnostics or look at it, they will swap it out.

    Just tell them you have tried to remedy the problem and it is intermittent.
     
  12. Zzsr81 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the exact same problem- do I take it to the Verizon store or apple?
     
  13. maayan11 macrumors newbie

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    simply answer

    you shuold go to you closest iPhone repair store the replace the earpieace.
    it should take them 20 min of work and cost of 30-40$
    http://www.ifix.co.il - israel repair store.
     
  14. Stuos macrumors newbie

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    iphone 4 earpiece not working

    Just found a fix that worked.

    While making a test call to my voice mail I switched my ring/silent switch to "silent". Then I switched it back again to "ring".
    The phone now works perfectly having the ring/silent switch in either position.
    I can here now the other party loud and clear.
     

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