No Sound from External Speaker

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by tz34mb, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. FoxKat

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    I know that at least in the OG Droid and D2, the speaker was a separate module with contacts that simply pressed against small tabs on the motherboard, but I don't remember if the same holds true for the RAZR. I'll do some exploration today and report back. If it is, that would explain the pressing having worked for you. If it's an actual solder joint then it's time to take it back.

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    Great! Keep us posted! You guys are awesome!
     
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    What I think is something is faulty. It seems the Maxx's that came out around launch are fine the problem seems to have started with the 2/29 leap sale and those phones after. Mine failed last week and then there where 4 or 5 more that posted about it not soon after. The regular RAZR's seem to be fine and I am guessing the same speakers where used. The question is was it a bad batch or did they change parts etc and is it over or going to continue until its noticed. I am hoping it was a weird glitch in a batch and the phones coming out now are fine. Time will tell I guess.
     
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    This is actually really good information. It might be a bad batch, (i hope). If there is not DIY solution (im willing to crack open this thing), I will keep returning it under the warranty until I get a good one. I love the heck out of the this phone. Its completely perfect other than the speaker issue.
     
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    I picked my RazrMaxx up the same week it was released, so I do not think it has to do with the BOGO....

    I have not had the issue again since I pressed by the speaker... I am sure it will happen again though. I will be curious to hear what the findings are if anyone finds out how this speaker is connected internaly.
     
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    Not saying all the phones before the end of Feb where fine it just seemed the people that got them started to have sound issues 2-3 weeks later where there was nothing mentioned about it before. Hopefully it was just a minor thing and all is good now! :)
     
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    Confirmed, speaker is only connected by pressure contacts. See photos and note small silver blocks positioned diagonally from one another with Gold tabs, about middle bottom right...


    View attachment 48503


    In this shot, you'll see the case coming apart and the space at the bottom left far corner is the space you're looking at above, with the speaker still inside the case top just now being pried off by the left hand.


    View attachment 48504


    And here you'll see the same image of the motherboard as above but this time, the speaker would be bottom left corner as the phone is held upside-down and with back facing you.

    View attachment 48505
     
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    Had a feeling it was a design flaw.

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    Here's a close-up of the speaker mounting and the actual speaker still visible in the case cover on the left as the case is being removed.

    (click on image for larger view)

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    Well this could be a big issue if more speakers start failing..
     
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    Here are two even better images of the speaker and you can actually see the Gold contact points on the motherboard and corresponding Gold contact points on the speaker itself in these images.

    View attachment 48533 View attachment 48534
     
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    Thank you for your hard work!!! Well, since this appears to be a design flaw, any ideas? Does some sort of conductive glue exist? Thoughts anyone?
     
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