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  1. quicktruck's Avatar
    My dad came to me a few days ago and said he spilled coffee on his phone, the phone is in an otterbox defender case. He said after that happened the phone got extremely muffled. Not broken up but super quiet even when the volume is maxed out. So quiet you cant use it like that. He asked me to replace the speaker so I took the whole phone apart and put a new one in it. That actually did nothing for it, still sounds the same! Any ideas whats up? I didn't see any liquid in the phone when I took it down. I'm pretty sure that that ruined any sort of warranty with apple as well.
    2010-12-19 02:40 PM
  2. Simon's Avatar
    Is it low even when not in the otterbox case?
    2010-12-19 04:01 PM
  3. quicktruck's Avatar
    Yes, even out of the case it is extremely low
    2010-12-19 04:48 PM
  4. Simon's Avatar
    Weird that it is still low after changing it. Maybe the silver grating is blocked up.
    2010-12-19 05:03 PM
  5. Cowboy's Avatar
    And u cleaned the screen that covers the speaker?
    2010-12-19 05:07 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    There ya go the screen lol. I didn't know what to call it.
    2010-12-19 05:12 PM
  7. Cowboy's Avatar
    Lol I didn't even see that you posted infront of me until after I posted about it but yeah screen, filter, or silver grating thing its all the same lol.
    2010-12-19 05:13 PM
  8. Simon's Avatar
    Cool, I'm not as up on the technical terms of all the hardware
    2010-12-19 05:16 PM
  9. quicktruck's Avatar
    Thanks, I will give that a shot. I didn't even think to check the screen. I figured maybe it was an amplifier or something.
    2010-12-28 04:46 AM
  10. Cowboy's Avatar
    Yeah hopefully its that and a simple fix use high 90%+ alcohol to clean it with.
    2010-12-28 04:48 AM
  11. quicktruck's Avatar
    I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Do you think I should tear the phone all the way down to clean it or just try with a cue-tip and alcohol from the outside?
    2010-12-28 04:56 AM
  12. Cowboy's Avatar
    I would try that first before going in and undoing 50 screws.
    2010-12-28 04:58 AM
  13. quicktruck's Avatar
    Sounds like a plan!
    2010-12-28 04:59 AM
  14. Cowboy's Avatar
    Ok! Break
    2010-12-28 05:00 AM
  15. quicktruck's Avatar
    It did not help at all. He has been using a blue-tooth headset since. I'm not sure what it could be.
    2011-02-06 03:59 AM
  16. reznor9's Avatar
    Did you ever figure this out?
    I'm having about an identical problem except mine was wine.

    Everything works great except the earpiece speaker. It's very very quiet.
    2011-03-16 11:01 AM
  17. delutedsoul's Avatar
    there are so many stories like this and yet no one has found an answer lol...it feels hopeless
    2011-03-23 10:38 PM
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