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Static when recording with microphone

22127 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2013 1:11 PM by Isidoralazic RSS
  • mega408 Calculating status...
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    Apr 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.

  • waynema Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 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!!

  • ilfede1983 Calculating status...
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    May 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.

  • Morac Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    May 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.

  • Morac Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    May 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.

  • c_h_u Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2011 3:26 AM (in response to Ras Alexis)

    So what was the result of your last try?

    Is there a problem with smart cover magnet or software?

  • nikkidphoto Calculating status...
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    May 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.

  • Jamerz Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:55 PM (in response to dels7080)

    Will I need to pay an extra fee for this? If so, how much? And my dad bought me this, so will he need to be present while I am there?

  • patrick1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to macdroid2009)

    same thing happened with my mic.


    I never owned a smart cover. After fiddling with it for an hour, I decided to get a vacuum cleaner and vacuumed the mic hole. It worked.

  • m.hamner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 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...

  • Isidoralazic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 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.

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