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05-05-2008, 10:55 AM #1[1.1.1]Can't hear caller/everything works except no caller sound!!HELP!!
Well i've bought an IPhone last year that came with version 1.1.1,everything worked allright until a couple of days ago when my iphone froze and i had to restore/jailbreak/unlock via anysim...well last night my Iphone had another problem:
While i was in a call...i've noticed that suddenly i couldn't hear the other person talking to me only when i set the phone on speaker.
So after doing some research i've noticed that:
I can't hear any phone calls but they can hear me
When i put the iphone on speaker...i can hear them and they can hear me
When i use the headphones...they can hear me and i can hear them.
I've tried pressing the silent/ringer button a couple of times and it DIDN'T WORK
I've tried plugging and unplugging the headset and it still DOESN'T WORK
I've tried double tapping the speaker button when in a call and it still refuses to work
I've tried cleaning the place where the headphones enter the iphone and no luck.
Is there a software fix or should i restore/update to another version?
I believe that this problem appeared because i've restored the iphone a couple of days before so i don't think it's a hardware problem only a software one.
I've also had the same issue when i've bought the iphone,after unlocking it so this is a common problem.
Could somebody help me...i have no idea what to do.....
UPDATE:Well i've reinstalled the firmware(didn't virginize the phone...just using itunes and then activate the phone) and no luck...i've tried plugging and unplugging the headphones a few times and still no luck...from time to time i do hear the caller...but for a short period of time...don't know how i do it.
If it were the headphones plug/unplug bug i should have no sound when i click on the dialpad numbers but i have sound....
I've tried resetting all settings but still no luck...
Should i update to 1.1.4?is it stable/safe?what tutorials should i use?
05-05-2008, 11:55 AM #2
05-05-2008, 12:04 PM #3
What itunes version should i use or it doesn't matter?by "then setup your iphone as NEW" you mean to virginize the phone?and how do i do this?what about the ziphone method of unlocking firmware 1.1.4,it it any good or are there to many problems after unlocking?
05-05-2008, 12:09 PM #4
Last edited by hiflyer; 05-05-2008 at 12:13 PM.
05-05-2008, 01:16 PM #5
A-Max I had the same problem... No sound through the ear speaker. I did every restore, upgrade and update possible. My iphone was 1.02 to 1.1.1. All worked fine then very much static, then dead. I had to change the ear speaker myself. A known defect in the Iphone and major pain to change yourself. Done and works great. I tried all the solutions listed all over the place, q-tip, pulling out the earphone plug, and nothing. I had to change the part. I can give you the website if you need to order the parts. Not expensive at all.
05-05-2008, 01:24 PM #6
^ Please provide info! Pics and a DIY write-up would be best.
05-07-2008, 05:05 AM #7
BTW:I'm not from the US so if you could you provide a website that ships internationally...it would be great
UPDATE:Is there a software that could test the ear speaker or to make sound come out of it...because i want to know if the speaker is really dead before i try to remove it...in case the update to 1.1.4 doesn't fix the problem....
Last edited by a-max; 05-07-2008 at 06:51 AM.
05-13-2008, 05:11 AM #8
Well just updated to 1.1.4 and it still the ear speaker doesn't work...even worse now i'm having issues with the wi-fi...it keeps disconnecting...so it seams the ear speaker has broked down...so could somebody please provide:
-info on how to replace the ear speaker(if you could provide a video,photos,it would be great)
-what parts should i buy?and from where(i leave in Europe,Romania so a website that ships international would be great)
-info on how to fix the WI-fi issue that i'm now having...
BTW:I've used Iliberty+ for unlocking/activating/etc......
UPDATE:I've just found out that if i blow into the ear speaker it suddenly works for a while...1-2 minutes...then it doesn't work anymore until i blow again...i remembered that i've installed AUDIOAMP the day the ear speaker died...so now i don't know what to do...
Last edited by a-max; 05-13-2008 at 05:39 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
05-13-2008, 06:54 AM #9
Sounds like a hardware issue to me and no amount or restoring or software fixes is going to solve your problem.
05-14-2008, 02:10 AM #10
Well could somebody tell me where could i buy a earspeaker replacement then...i've googled and didn't find anything,only rubbish.
Is this the ear speaker i need?
Last edited by a-max; 05-14-2008 at 02:10 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-23-2010, 08:21 AM #11
I've got the same issue as the original poster but I'm using OS version 3.1.3. I opened up my iPhone to replace the back housing and after putting it back together I now can't hear from or talk via the normal phone operating mode (I can talk via bluetooth and speaker phone ok).
I haven't opened up the touchscreen/digitizer component of the iPhone to check that any connection is bad. Would anyone hazard a guess as to what is wrong?
08-27-2012, 09:30 AM #12