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Old September 1st, 2012, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S3 microphone not working...but I made a discovery...help?

Today, the mic on my Galaxy S3 decided to stop working. People call me and I can hear them but they can't hear me. Tested the mic with the voice recorder and, if I yell, you can BARELY hear my voice (kind of muffly and scratchy). Tried rebooting, turning off noise reduction, etc. No help.

Here's the weird thing: When I tap the phone body or scratch the mic with my fingernail, THAT sound comes through loud and clear! The V/U on the voice recorder pegs out when I tap the mic with my finger. Voice doesn't register though! I listen back and the tapping/scratching sounds crystal clear and loud.

I've got to get this fixed asap. Any ideas???

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 04:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As a temp fix use the headset or a bluetooth headset. Hope you get it fixed!!
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 05:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That should be covered by the warranty....take it back to where you bought it.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is no any microphone problem whatsoever. Clean the microphone holl and it will work again.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Today, the mic on my Galaxy S3 decided to stop working. People call me and I can hear them but they can't hear me. Tested the mic with the voice recorder and, if I yell, you can BARELY hear my voice (kind of muffly and scratchy). Tried rebooting, turning off noise reduction, etc. No help.

Here's the weird thing: When I tap the phone body or scratch the mic with my fingernail, THAT sound comes through loud and clear! The V/U on the voice recorder pegs out when I tap the mic with my finger. Voice doesn't register though! I listen back and the tapping/scratching sounds crystal clear and loud.

I've got to get this fixed asap. Any ideas???

How did you fix this i am having the exact same problem?
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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy 3. When I make a call I can hear the person but the person can't hear me, My voice recorder and my voice search does not pick up my voice. I sent the phone back to Samsung to have it fixed, they supposedly fixed it and sent it back to me. It worked for a bit and now it is doing the same thing it was doing before I sent it to Samsung to be fixed. I called Samsung and they were acting like they couldn't give me an answer as to why my microphone is still not working. I will now have to send it in for the second time, which I feel I shouldn't have to do because it should have been fixed the first time.

I will say that I ordered my phone online from T-Mobile and was thinking that the phones that are ordered online are the ones with the microphone problems. Let me know what you think!

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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh yeah I tried to clean the microphone and that did not help
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I Had this prob . Go to call settings and turn off "background noise reduction" problem solved
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Take it back to dealer if it is under warranty. Had same problem, and i got another phone.
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Hey, I had exactly this problem. I tried compressed air to no avail. However, placing a pin gently into the microphone hole fixed this (it removed a small piece of what I can only assume is wax - I've been known to keep ear plugs in my pockets). Care advised if you are doing this yourself!
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