Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2011 12:35 PM (in response to macdroid2009)
I had my ipad2 for about a month and everything worked great! One day, I decided to plug it back in to my macbook pro so I can make a backup. iTunes asked if I wanted to upgrade to iOS 4.3.2, so I clicked yes.
After the upgrade, the microphone only recorded static. Coincidence? I don't know but after I traded my ipad2 for a new one, I am not going to try that again. iOS 4.3.1 is fine with me.
Yes, I am using a smart cover. I tried restore and was able to continue to reproduce the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2011 9:47 AM (in response to macdroid2009)
Same thing happens here.
I have a 3G 64 ATT version, with smart cover. The first day, I can record video and audio. One month later, when I opened the Camera, I can only record static noise. The internal mic did not work at all. However, when I used external mic, I can record audio again.
Looks like there is something wrong with the internal mic!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2011 10:59 AM (in response to macdroid2009)
The same thing is appening to me (iPad2 White 32gb wifi+3g), received the 14th of April (in Italy).
The same day I received it, I tried Facetime and the mic was working fine.
Then, I upgraded to 4.3.2 and received a smartcover.
Today, after 15 days without using the mic, i tried to record a video but I'm able to capture only static noise from the internal microphone. I tried to restore the device, but nothing changed.
I hope this is a software issue, but it's probably an hardware fault.
Tomorrow I will call the Apple Support asking for a replacement. But my iPad is engraved, so I think the replacement will take a long time.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 10:24 PM (in response to mega408)
I got my 64 GB AT&T 3G iPad 2 in March. I got the smart cover at the same time and have been using it since then. I know the mic on my iPad 2 worked originally when I got it, but today I found it records nothing but static unless I shout directly into the mic hole in which case I can barely hear my voice.
It seems too coincidental that a lot of people's mica are breaking all the sudden.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 11:03 PM (in response to ilfede1983)
I don't know if it's a software or hardware issue, but I know it was working for me under iOS 4.3.2 because I have a recording I made on my iPad 2 after I installed 4.3.2 and it has sound. I noticed mine broken today with iOS 4.3.3, but I'm fairly certain it was working after I installed 4.3.3. In fact I think it was working the other day.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to macdroid2009)
I have an 65gb iPad 2 wifi +3G and I am NOT using a smart cover. I have this same issue with the internal mic during video recording and FaceTime. I do not believe it has anything to do with the smart cover because I have never had one on my iPad. I set up a case online and being that today is a holiday I have to wait until tomorrow for a call back. I will not be a happy camper if I have to wait 3 weeks for a replacement because of the low stock issues. I shall let yall know what they say.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to patrick1)
I tried that too, didn't work for me... Tried a toothbrush, compressed air, nothing! I guess I'm going to try to take it by apple though it's out of warranty and see how how I go...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to macdroid2009)
Same here.I went to Apple store and they told me that it can be fixed in two ways:
1.Take it to Apple service so they can open it from the scratch and try to fix it(may take a week or two)
2.Simply buy new one(they won't let me exchange it because it's a bit old so I would need to pay the difference between the prices of my iPad 2 and iPad 3/iPad4)
I didn't do anything from above.I just decided to live without microphone.