Microphone extremely sensitive after replacing charging port


Aug 14, 2010
Hoping you guys can help. I recently changed my charging port but after putting the cover back on, the microphone has become extremely sensitive. So sensitive it can even pick up any movement on the phone. Even with a case on, it can pick up the slightest movement on the case. I can lightly slide my finger on any part of the case and the microphone picks it up. I don't even need to be near the microphone for it to pick up the sound. It's almost as if I am touching the mic directly but I am not. I've tried tape, foam, rubber around the mic or even between the back cover and the mic area. No luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
well it could be two things, a hardware issue or software.

you could either flash a firmware update or hard reset the phone to rule out software. if that does not fix it then you have a hardware failure.

have you checked your work, when you changed your charge port? maybe you knocked something into to the mic? are you sure that you reassembled your phone correctly?
I should have mentioned that. This is my second charging port. When I changed it the first time, the mic was extremely sensitive so I thought it was a hardware issue so I returned the charging port and purchased another one. The replacement also did the same thing so I hard reset the phone but it didn't make a difference. I have check my work so many times and tried so many ways to tape, cover, and secure the mic to try to make it better but nothing helped. What's odd is it gets worse when I put the back cover on. What's even more crazy is that putting a case on doesn't help either. If you are perfectly still while on the call, it would be okay but the slightest movement is picked up so loud over the microphone. Louder than your voice like if you're rubbing your finger over the mic port. So frustrated.
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Maybe it's time for a new phone...... not sure what you can do other then replace the mic.

This is why I would never attempt to repair anything electrical.
I would try using a headset for calls in the meantime, or if in the car connect it to the stereo.

Also, if you have ever dropped the device...
severe shocks can increase the sensitivity of a mic.
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