One of the iphone's speakers doesn't work

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lellis2k, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. lellis2k macrumors 6502

    lellis2k

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    Hey Guys,

    Had my 1.1.3 16gb ZiPhoneJB iPhone for about 3 months now, and have just noticed that the right hand speaker on the bottom of the phone isn't outputting any sound. Tried playing music and calling on speakerphone but the same result both times.

    I'm guessing i'll have to take it into my apple store, and i'm also guessing i'll have to do an itunes restore before I take it in. Few questions then:

    1. Anything to try before taking it back?

    2. Do they repair broken iphones or give you a new one?
    2.a. If they repair them how long do they keep it for?

    3. Any reason to take my screen protectors off?

    4. Anything else?

    Thanks, Leigh
     
  2. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    Thats because its not a speaker but a microphone.
     
  3. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

    lellis2k

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    Ha wasnt expecting that one, dammit I wanted a new iphone cos my screen is scratched, ah well..

    Thanks!
     
  4. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    OK - but just for your info they wouldnt repair it if it didnt have an iPhone contract which is minimum £35...
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    screen is scratched?

    Now that shouldnt happen!
     
  6. lellis2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am on a £35 contract, and I've no idea how it got scratched but take a look yourself, the photo doesn't do it justice, it looks much worse when the screen is on.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    apple wont replace/repair a phone because of a scratch

    and also, the search button always works :)
    theres about a thread a week about the same thing...
     
  8. benny100 macrumors member

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    now I know why the sound on the iphone is so Wack. They need to do something about this because iPhone has 1 of the worst sound I have ever experience. Does this mean it only has 1 speaker for sound???
     
  9. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    yes, it has a mono speaker, which can be ok, depending on the song
    headphones are fine in it though
     
  10. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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  11. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    The speaker is meant for phone rings and alert sounds and the speaker phone, it was never intended to be used for stereo playback for your tunes. Even if there were two of them, they are too small and close together to get good stereo sound out of it anyway.
     

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