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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to smash microphone..?

This may sound like a silly request, but please bare with me...

I have an HTC Hero... and on its motherboard, the microphone is firmly soldered, and thus, the only way to remove it would be to apply heating, and do all kinds of delicate stuff, which I guess I could pay someone to do, but if it messes up, then the entire motherboard is toast...

Here is a thread about removing the soldering of a mic.

Anyway.... the point is... I guess I could attempt to pay someone to do the de-soldering, but it seems very delicate, and I can easily imagine it going wrong..

And so... the question is.. is there any way that I can, basically, SMASH the microphone, so that it is no longer functional..? I know it seems like a silly idea, but I'm really looking to break this thing... I want to use an external microphone only, and not the internal one, so I want to make sure it isn't functional.

Here are some pictures of the microphone, if it helps....

http://i.imgur.com/TD6idad.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aObemwr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gkLbGEP.jpg

As you can see, it's a rounedd square metal thing, with a hole in the middle, leading to more metal... I'm just looking to make it non-functional, by physically breaking it....

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This may sound like a silly request, but please bare with me...

I have an HTC Hero... and on its motherboard, the microphone is firmly soldered, and thus, the only way to remove it would be to apply heating, and do all kinds of delicate stuff, which I guess I could pay someone to do, but if it messes up, then the entire motherboard is toast...

Here is a thread about removing the soldering of a mic.

Anyway.... the point is... I guess I could attempt to pay someone to do the de-soldering, but it seems very delicate, and I can easily imagine it going wrong..

And so... the question is.. is there any way that I can, basically, SMASH the microphone, so that it is no longer functional..? I know it seems like a silly idea, but I'm really looking to break this thing... I want to use an external microphone only, and not the internal one, so I want to make sure it isn't functional.

Here are some pictures of the microphone, if it helps....

http://i.imgur.com/TD6idad.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aObemwr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gkLbGEP.jpg

As you can see, it's a rounedd square metal thing, with a hole in the middle, leading to more metal... I'm just looking to make it non-functional, by physically breaking it....

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Your probably more likely to smash the entire board before breaking the mic.

I dunno. Fill it with super glue? After all, it can't work without vibration, right?

Also this will only destroy the physical mic. Logically, to the phone, it will still exist. Either that or it will throw fits because it knows something is wrong. Granted, the glue method may just effectively mute it.
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