3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2007 4:10 PM by tikigiant
Adam J. Bezark Level 2 Level 2
I hear an annoying buzz in my iPhone's main earpiece speaker. Whenever the person on the other end talks, I hear this buzzy distortion on every syllable.

I only hear this when I'm using the little speaker at the top of the phone that you press your ear to -- not the speakerphone or the white earbuds. (They sound fine.)

Is there a problem with the earpiece speaker in my handset? Should I take it in to the Apple store? Or is this a common issue?

17in MacBook Pro 2.33GHz, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iTunes 7.3, iPhoto 6.0.6, iPhone Day Zero
  • Matthew Brick Level 1 Level 1
    I have the exact same problem and I am trying to find out what to do. I cannot tell if my earpiece is blown, but the distortion is driving me crazy. Anyone out there have any advice on this???
  • Sunny Miller Level 2 Level 2
    me too??????
  • tikigiant Level 2 Level 2
    Plug and unplug your earphones a few times, see if that helps.

    Sounds like a blown earpiece speaker and will probably need to be replaced, however, the last do it yourself try would be to restore your phone. I doubt it will do anything, but it is free and easy to do. Make sure you sync before you restore "as a new phone" because all of your info is going to be erased.......which you are going to lose all that info if you get it replaced anyways, so you need to make sure you sync anyways prior to mailing or heading into Apple for your repairs.

    Really sounds like a blown speaker though. Probably just needs to be replaced.