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05-18-2009, 04:58 PM #1Unique 2G iPhone problem? Speakers only work with headphones plugged in...
Lets cut to the chase.
I had bought a used 2G a while ago. I got it for a fair price considering the condition. Everything worked well; except the back housing was rather beat up with scratches and small dents.
I had recently picked up another 2G. This time it was very broken and whatnot, but I mainly wanted it for it's back housing, and got it for dirt cheap. The only problem (so I thought) is that this housing is for a 16GB; whereas mine is an 8GB. Ok I can live with that though right? I just like a nice clean look and feel for my iPhone.
So I swapped the housing and all went well. But when I turned it on I decided to check the camera and iPod. The camera didnt work, it would open but just stayed black. And the iPod also opened and I started a song, and it was running but no sound. SO I plugged in headphones- and the speakers work, but headphones did not... So its like things are reveresed- without headphones no sound, but with headphones plugged in, sound.
I put the old housing back on- everything worked. I decided to swap the camera with the broken phones camera and then put the 16gb housing back on. Camera now works, but the iPod is still the same.
I would swap the heaphone jack with the other housing but I am afraid its not as easy as the camera.
So does anyone know whats up?
05-19-2009, 01:07 PM #2
ive had a problem where if i removed the headphone, there would be no audio at all, i did a factory reset and it worked. maybe you should try a factory reset..HexRyde
05-19-2009, 02:05 PM #3
But with the beat up 8GB cover everything is fine, but then when I switch to the 16gb cover theres this problem...
05-19-2009, 02:14 PM #4
Its the flex cable thats in the housing causing the problem (which includes the headphone jack).
You can buy a new, bare housing off ebay (in lots of colors) for real cheap...like $10-$15.
Then swap all the pieces from your original, working housing into it.
Moved to proper forum.
05-19-2009, 03:34 PM #5
Ok sorry about the forum deal. Didnt know where exactly to put it.
Anyway, couldnt I just swap out the flex cable and headphone jack then?
05-19-2009, 03:42 PM #6
Sure...I was just saying you could get a new housing for cheap, if you wanted.
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05-19-2009, 03:51 PM #7
Ok well thanks for the help. I will just swap all the cables for now and see how things go. If it doesnt work I guess I'm stuck with the 8GB housing...
09-01-2009, 04:46 PM #8
OK so i had this situation almost to the letter but when i switched cases i also got a new cable and installed it then put it back together. Then i started it up and everything was fine the camera the screen but not the ipod. i pressed play and heard no sound so inserted headphones and heard the sound coming out of the speaker. I need a solution.
* Note i check the sound settings and when i changed the main ringtone it would come out the speakers no matter if the headphones were in or not.