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Stuck A pin inside LG G5 mic slot mistaking it for the battery release

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Borzod, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    As stated above, I stuck the pin that came with the phone into the very small microphone hole on the bottom. I never tried out the speaker before I purchased the phone but comparing it to my LG G2 the speaker just doesn't sound as good. I can cover up the speaker and it will be very quiet and also it doesn't seem as clear as my LG g2's speaker. It seems as of the sound is very unbalanced and almost pointing vertically downwards and not towards me. Did I break the phone speakers??
     


  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Hello there! Welcome to AF!
    I just got the G5 recently also and can compare the speaker to my G3.
    On the G5, I will agree that the downward pointing speaker is a little different to me but better than on the back:)

    If the speaker works and doesn't sound garbley, I would assume you'd be just fine. You poked the pin in the mic or the speakers?

    What do you mean by, "unbalanced"?
     
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  3. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    If you look at the bottom of the phone there is a very small hole on the far right. That is what I poked. What I mean by unbalanced is when I hold my phone sideways the audio sounds like it is only coming from the side that the speaker is on. I have 14 days to return with a 35 dollar restock fee and I can't tell if I did something to the speaker or if the phone speaker is just like that.
     
  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Ah, ok I gotcha:)
    Can your calling party hear you when you talk?
    Or, how about testing the "ok google" or the keyboard voice option to see if the mic. is functioning?

    I think your speaker is fine as that is the only speaker that the audio comes from.

    I'd be more concerned with the mic function after getting poked :p
     
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  5. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    I'm using the Google speech to text right now to post this LOL. I think I'm just going to go down to the store tomorrow and compare speakers on the phones and if they sound similar I'll just go home and if not I'll ask the technician guy there.
     
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  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    okee dokee. Let us know what happens :)
     
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  7. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    Okay but can you do me a favor. Can you go on YouTube and find a video preferably not a song then put it on a fairly low volume up to your ear and tell me if you hear a sort of static sound I don't know how to describe it.
     
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Any video? I would suppose we should pick the same video as I'm sure they all have different sound qualities.
     
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  9. Borzod

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  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Sure...stand by...

    Edit: playing that video on the lowest setting, holding it up to my ear, I hear a "hissing" sound all throughout. Is that what you hear also?
     
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  11. Borzod

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  12. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Yup, see my edit :)
    Granted I didn't play the whole thing....
     
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  13. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    Yep that is exactly what I hear. I guess LG just didn't make the best audio choices this time around. I have to say I like the balance of my g2 better but the phone is great otherwise.
     
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  14. Mikestony

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    Do you still have your G2 to compare that same video to? Just curious.
     
  15. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    Yes I do. I do not experience the hissing. I believe that is because audio comes from more than one slot on that phone thus creating a different kind of sound that is not so highly concentrated to one area.
     
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  16. Mikestony

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    Interesting. Now you got me thinking to light up my G3 and test it lol :)
    Anyway, I would guess your device is ok, but curious to know what you find out if you go back to the store to compare it to others:)
     
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  17. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    I will be sure to update you on this thread tommorow! Im new to the forums so is there a way to tag you or let you get a notification of my update?
     
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  18. Mikestony

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    I'll get a notification when you post here:)
    I just need to remember to check my notifications is all :)
    Good luck, and again, welcome to AF! :)
     
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  19. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    In line at verizon right now!
     
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  20. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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  21. Borzod

    Borzod Newbie
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    All right, it turns out that my speaker is fine. I went into the store and the guy let me test out another phone and I played the same video at the same time and they sounded very similar. The guy was super nice and I even followed him on to twitch LOL.
     
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  22. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Good to hear! :thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid:
    Now, no more sticking things into unfamiliar holes. Wait, that doesn't sound right.....at all. :p
     
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  23. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Mikestony, you made my day..:p
     
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