iPod touch 4th Gen, no sound from loud speaker !!!

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  1. Alestar macrumors newbie

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    Hi there I have an iPod touch 4 generation , it refuses play any external sounds , music etc from the external speaker , although it plays on my doc no problem! And headphones work ok. I have replaced the speaker with a brand new one several times , but each time it failed to address the issue !!! The problem has be on the motherboard! Can anybody please indicate , either by picture or description, where I would find on the board the IC chip responsible for the audio output , as I have not been able to obtain this info??? Many thanks
     
  2. SaintIcon macrumors newbie

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    I'd imagine it has something to do with you sticking tin foil in the headphone jack, which makes the device think it has headphones in, as the connections are all hitting each other.

    As other users pointed out to you in another thread, that's a stupid thing to do, and as you can see, causes issues with device functionality. :rolleyes:
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    You have replaced the iPod speaker several times with the same negative results.

    Isn't that the definition of insanity?
     
  4. Alestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This iPod touch has never had a headphone issue and there is no foil used , so if you have not got any constructive advice , please just keep your negative sarcasm to your self. The reason I have tried to replace it twice is quite simple , the first one although new May have been faulty too !!! As I have an iPod touch I use for testing purposes , when I place the new speaker in to the testing unit it worked without any issues. So my question , Is quite clear and as posted , can anybody offer some constructive feedback/ advice , and please I am not talking about getting a new iPod from apple etc I am looking to locate the audio IC on the motherboard , cheers
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Try adjusting the volume, does it say headphones by chance? Screenshots are iOS 7 iPhone, but iOS 6 on the iPod does the same thing. It should be volume if it's indeed going to the speaker, or headphones if it's trying to go through the jack.

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    Another possibility is it being stuck in dock mode via corrosion or bent pins on the dock connector. But usually this will disable the headphone jack and volume as well.

    And, was this not you? Or is this a different iPod by chance?
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    Not wanting to start any debate, but you could always try a toothpick or compressed air to try and get it out if it's still in there. I've gotten so much junk in mine over the years, and cleaning it out helped in my case.
     
  6. Alestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for getting back to me , yes when headphones are in it reads ( sound effects) headphones , but without them plugged in it just reads sound effects , !!! But it dose not read volume ??? Regarding the jack plug , no this is a different iPod and the jack is brand new so there are no obstructions . So I guess why is it reading sound effects instead of volume has to be the next question !!!
     
  7. Alestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did see a you tube video with the same issue as mine , but he had a jailbroken device and I believe he used drop copy and deleted a certain file via launch daemons , and once the file was deleted he got all his volumes back , I treys to jailbreak the iPod but as I am on 6.1.6 dispute following advice regarding this firmware it kept saying my firmware is not supported ??? It was a while ago now but I did try many times without success , short of that I am at a loss as to what , other then replacing the audio IC , it could be ??? Cheers alestar
     
  8. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Ok, that sounds like it's in dock mode. I had a friends 4s that did that. It had something to do with the dock connector, but we jailbroke it and moved some files relating to docking and got it working again.

    I believe we did this:
    Don't delete the file, just move it to another folder or rename it, that way when you do need to dock it you can just copy it back and reboot.

    Using p0sixspwn to jailbreak is pretty simple (Works for iOS 6.1.6), and iFile is shareware on Cydia that is free to use so you can move the file. Hoping that works for you.

    When it's in dock mode it won't let you change the volume at all, just show the icon, and that's what seems to be going on. The official fix is to clean up the dock connector because that's what is really damaged. But since it's on the logic board and not a single part, the software fix is easier.
     
  9. Alestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great advice Brett , I will try jail breaking it tomorrow and I will let u know how I got on . Any idea where is the best place to move the file should I manage to jailbreak it , to make it an easy transfer when it is time to return it ??? Kind regards ;-))
     

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