Something went wrong with my Iphone yesterday and i couldn’t hear anyone calling me unless my speaker phone was turned on.
I restarted many times and tried everything and it wouldn’t work. On my way back home, i passed by ABC Achrafieh and asked few cellphone stores if they know what could be the problem.
– One guy told me the speaker is messed up and it needs to be repaired.
– Another told me something is wrong with the board.
I honestly wasn’t convinced because if the speaker is messed up, i shouldn’t be able to hear at all. Similarly, if there’s something wrong with the board, then it is better if i throw away my phone or replace it.
I didn’t leave my phone and decided to search the net looking for similar problems. Turns out it is a simple glitch that occurs when you unplug your earphones when listening to a song.
You resolve it by plugging the earphones, stopping whatever song is playing and then unplugging it back.
I am pretty sure the two shop owners knew it was that simple and were probably going to charge me 40$ if not more for it.
I doubt they would have known that. Whenever anything electronic breaks down, I always head to the web for answers – customer service isn’t what it used to be.
Yeah the exact same thing happened to me too about a month ago! I took it to be repaired and I got the same answer: damaged speakers. But like you said, if the speakers were damaged I wouldn’t be able to hear the music. In the end I kept meddling with my phone until I coincidently plugged in my earphones, stopped the song, and unplugged the earphones again, just like you said. I bet they didn’t know, cuz when I went back to the repair shop to tell them I’d fixed it, he looked bamboozled! He even gave me a good discount on a software update (i needed one) for enlightening him! 😛