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iPhone 4 speakers not working

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  • morphineangel2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to morphineangel2005)

    Then it stopped working again. I think they owe me a replacement.

  • robsusanandy Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to DrScott123)

    Thanks for the blowdryer suggestion DrScott123. I tried it after I dropped my phone in the snow and it worked!

  • Lovey26 Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to quickstr)

    Thank you so much quickstr!! I was freaking out and I took your advice, put the tissue in the headphone jack and now it works!!! Thanks so much

  • Howdidoo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 11:58 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    Hi All,

    I had this Sound / Speaker issue too on my iPhone 4S, with only Ringtone & Headphones working and no other sound coming despite several software hacks and solutions read on forums here. I managed to solve it today after reading online for a perfect solution.

    This seems to be a fairly frequent problem amongst users who are using 3rd party (Cheap Chinese) dock connectors or chargers. There is some residue on the charging connector and hence it seems to be stuck in Dock/Headphone mode. I personally had this issue that only Ringtone and Headphone were working. I cleared some stuck particles from the dock connector in iPhone below and voila ! Sound works perfectly. Try it using a cotton bud / swab with removed cotton or I did it with inverted metal paper clip carefully avoiding to scrap and destroy the PCB board. (Other common solution was to remove water particles from headphone hole but I didnt have any)

    All the best,

    Cheers !

  • Clown Prince Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    Hi All,

     

    My iPhone 4 speaker is still not working most of the time.. there are times when it suddenly works but then it will disappear soon, sometimes rght in the middle of playing a song. None of the solutions mentioned here works.. sigh.

     

    Anyone has a similar problem but has solved it?

     

    Cheers!

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,680 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Clown Prince)

    there are times when it suddenly works but then it will disappear soon, sometimes rght in the middle of playing a song. None of the solutions mentioned here works.. sigh.

     

    Sounds like a hardware problem to me.

  • morphineangel2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    My iPhone 4S was still under warranty when the speakerphone stopped working, along with the sound for the iPod music function, and video audio. Gaming was a 100% silent affair, no sound effects. No ring or alarm either, which was the big problem. I'm glad the warranty was still in effect because when I took the speaker issue to the Apple store in Southpoint (Durham) the technical specialist decided to offer me a replacement, no charge. She did look at it to see if just the speaker needed replaced then she assessed it as a complicated software issue. So I hope that helps those looking at this thread.

  • Clown Prince Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to morphineangel2005)

    Hi M-Angel, Thank you  very much for the feedback, I have been tearing my hair out. Will bring it to Apply Service Centre at the end of this month, cheers!

  • pajehh Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    This is a no good thing to do so, i didint, but i think it works

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJg7qp_TzqM

  • pajehh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to WakeyDave1771)

    The problem here is the dock connector, sometimes it makes the sound dont work

  • Mikey_live Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:15 PM (in response to morphineangel2005)

    Ok, my phone has all the same symptoms. Thank you for sharing because I would have still been searching for help! And just be question, how long did it take to receive a replacement?

  • Mikey_live Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:28 PM (in response to Howdidoo)

    Right after reading your review I ran to get some cotton swabs. Came back to my phone and unplugged the dock connector. The screen went dark pressed the home button to open it. When I swiped, my phone just went "click" like it never was out of sorts. How funny that as I was preparing for major surgery the problem just disappeared! Thanks anyway and I'm gonna clean my phone at 2:26 in the morning to make sure it stays "ok".

  • imsavage Calculating status...
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    OMG - I was so frustrated by the lack of volume when I would make a phone call or listen on speakerphone. The volume was turned up on all the sounds under Settings.  The solution was indeed in turning the volume up in the music player.  I can't believe it took me so long to find that answer!

  • yannie2012 Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    i droped my iphone 4 and after that i found that the speacker not working !!  ( not about dust, headphone jack, i tried everthing. )  is anybody knows a real solution !???

    ( headphone jack is working . and i know it's one speaker ,)

    there is no sound if someone call me , no songs ........... )

     

    ??

  • Mikey_live Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to yannie2012)

    Try to reboot the iPhone by holding the power button and the home button together for at least 5 to 10 seconds, then release. The phone can sometimes suffer from complicated software glitches. I know this because my uncle works in apple support and I am an somewhat avid about electronics. Rebooting the phone is like cleaning up your room, after you do so you can find things that were lost when it was cluttered. I hope this helps!

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