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Old March 14th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blown speaker, warranty or self-replace?

I've just encountered this problem, if I need to warranty my phone for a blown speaker, I've got to unroot it, correct? Also, do you think I should warranty it, or replace myself, I've got one of the first AMOLED screens. I haven't been keeping up to know how much of a difference exists between the two screens. Any input would be appareciated!

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Old March 14th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a warranty replacement last month and received alomed.

I believe if you have alomed then they will ship you alomed.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've just encountered this problem, if I need to warranty my phone for a blown speaker, I've got to unroot it, correct? Also, do you think I should warranty it, or replace myself, I've got one of the first AMOLED screens. I haven't been keeping up to know how much of a difference exists between the two screens. Any input would be appareciated!
In my opinion amoled is better. Also yes, you NEED to unroot and go back to stock. I would send it in for a warranty.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had the blown speaker and un-rooted and got a nice refurb. I have since blown my speaker twice but was able to fix it with a very strong magnet.(hard drive). Remove the cover battery and the screen covering the speaker and use the corner of a very strong magnet to pull all the fine metal shaving from the speaker. Its worked twice for me,your results may very. I've also bought two replacement speakers for when the magnet doesn't work.

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the speakers not blown, save yourself time and trouble by getting the metal shavings out of the speaker with a strong magnet
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hello, i think i have this problem as well. just happened last night, weird. what does pulling the metal shavings off of the speaker do, is that what is causing the static sound?
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Right. I don't know if you're hearing the metal 'dancing' on the speaker, or if the metal actually effects the way the speaker works. In any case, removing the metal will make the speaker sound right.
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I swapped my blown speaker out myself. $5.00 off eBay and 5 minutes of time using the video above. I did have the micro-torx screwdriver on hand already. That would have been the difficult part. I think I got mine at RadioShlock.
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Same thing here - $5 replacement speaker off eBay - old one pops out, new one drops in. No soldering or anything. Just need to driver to remove the red cover and you're there.
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I swapped my blown speaker out myself. $5.00 off eBay and 5 minutes of time using the video above. I did have the micro-torx screwdriver on hand already. That would have been the difficult part. I think I got mine at RadioShlock.
Blown again. Must be the same batch of cheap speakers. Any ideas on how to get a quality one?
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Blown again. Must be the same batch of cheap speakers. Any ideas on how to get a quality one?
I found a USA supplier and bought 3 more speakers. Gotta make this dang DINC last until October before I can upgrade.
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