Stubborn clogging of iPad microphone hole....

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by paulCC, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. paulCC macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2012
    Hello - my iPad 2 has the "microphone-hole-clogging" problem. when I discovered that there is no sound input, I tried the vacuum cleaning trick. It restored the sound, but it is still faint.

    I have tried to tape the vacuum hose attachment to the iPad, so no air was leaking around the attachment,, I ran the vacuum several times, up to 1 minute. While the hose attachment is still taped to the iPad, and I speak into the attachment, the volume is quite good. When used without the attachment, sound is very faint.

    I thought of taking the iPad apart, but that is a scary proposal....

    I am looking for any advise on this.

    Thanks for any info. Paul.
  2. 343matt macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    Microphone clog

    That's a strange one. You may want to try taking the iPad into Apple, and they might sort it out for you.
  3. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would also suggest not mentioning the vacuum. It may be possible that it damaged the microphone and you'd end up having to pay for a replacement for 'accidental damage'

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