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  1. boilerhouse

    boilerhouse Active Member
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    Hello,

    I have been using the alarm on the Hero as a wake up but it will only vibrate and not play sounds which it would always do without problems before. The weird part is that selecting a tone to play for the alarm has also stopped being audible, so in some ways this leads to an obvious conclusion?

    Anyone overcome this problem yet?

    Best wishes - Boilerhouse:thinking:
     

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  2. Howie

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    make sure your "media" volume is turned up
     
  3. Kelmar

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    ftfy :)
     
  4. Howie

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    they are the same. If you are playing a game and turn the volume down you will see it show "media" with the volume bar. That controls the alarm sounds as well... I learned the hard way (it not going off one morning).

    Glad you got it :)
     
  5. Kelmar

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    Odd... they are different on mine. I can have the Media volume down and the Alarm volume up (separately).

    As long as he got it working, that's what's important! :)
     
  6. boilerhouse

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    Hello

    ER>...now I am confused. The media bar is full to the top, yet no audible sounds can be heard. You are referring to the media volume setting :-

    Menu / Settings / Sound & Display / Media Volume ?

    PS.. OK NOW I feel dumb (please excuse this) Alarm volume??

    Best wishes - Boilerhouse
     
  7. Kelmar

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    Open your alarm settings... go to change your alarm sound. Press your Volume UP button until "Alarm Volume" is up all the way (or to your preference).
     
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  8. boilerhouse

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    OK I FEEL DUMB!!

    Thank you !! All the time I had the phone, never knew that was there. <BLUSH>

    It works now.

    OK, I'm off for more coffee............

    Best wishes - Boilerhouse
     
  9. Kelmar

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    No problem, that's what we are here for!
     
  10. danny2001k

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    Ha ha, to make ppl feel dumb? :)
     
  11. Kelmar

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    Lol, if the shoe fits....

    Jk, to help of course!
     
  12. kanehp

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    sorry too sound like an idiot but how do you get onto alarm settings?
     
  13. robogo

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    Boilerhouse, do you have 1.5 on your Hero? Because 1.5 had some alarm issues, don't yet know whether they're solved in 2.1.
     
  14. boilerhouse

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    Robogo.
    Yeah, it would be that antiquated and prehistoric 1.5 you mention that I have installed. Many have talked about the rumour of an impending dream of 2.1 coming to orange, somehow many feel this is but a far off hope.

    Once I got to grips with understanding where volume and settings were on the Hero, I have had no more problems at all. The only ones left are the 'carbon unit' being unable to raise in the morning, sadly there is no upgrade or help on that issue yet known.

    regards - boilerhouse.
     
  15. robogo

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    The thing is, on 1.5 the alarm sound would not come back to normal loudness after turning the silent/vibrate option off and returning to regular ring.

    I used to get round this like this (annoying, but no other way): open the alarm clock, set the time, and then tap to change your sound. Select your sound again, if you can hear it, press Done, if not, turn the volume all the way up.

    P.S. do you have a task killer installed on your phone?
     
  16. boilerhouse

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    Robogo.
    I am half sure this used to be a problem too. As I cannot now duplicate this I cannot be sure. Having updated the rom the latest Orange one, may have resolved this issue?
    yes, task killer is installed but with alarm deselected from the list of programmes.
    Regards - Boilerhouse
     
  17. gmcfarlane

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    I had this problem the last couple days. Both my kids missed the bus. Stupid phone.

    I have a Samsung Note II (yes , the small one).
    I noticed that BLOCKING MODE had been turned on. You can see that in the notification bar across the top.

    I turned that off and hooray, alarm was audible.

    I assume i turned that on as part of a BPO (butt/phone operation)

    hope this helps someone.

    greg
     
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