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Using microphone with earphones iPad 2

948 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 9:51 AM by Pettyboy RSS
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Mar 6, 2013 8:48 AM

The microphone on my Ipad 2 is not working.  Vacuuming it helped once or twice as did gently cleaning it with compressed air.  Now though nothing I do can help the situation.  This is frustrating as I need to use it for Skype/Facetime conversations.  So, thought I might be able to work around the problem by using an external microphone and bought earphones with microphone.  Earphones and controller work find for audio but microphone picks up nothing.  Is there some setting on the iPad needed to make this microphone work ?  If this isn't a possible solution any other suggestions on how I can deal with the microphone problem ?  The iPad is no longer under warranty, by the way, so returning it is not an option.  Local Apple store doesn't do repair work of any kind and sad only thing it could do would be to sell me a new iPad 2 at discounted price.

iPad 2, iOS 6.1.2
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,645 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to Pettyboy)

    If an external microphone and the internal microphone are both not working then you may have a hardware problem with your iPad.

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