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Topic # 99498 20-Mar-2012 14:15 Send private message

I have just picked up a second hand 3GS Iphone which was sold as being in tip top order (!). It does actually look almost perfect however when trying to make a call both the inbuilt mic and earpiece will not work. Using the external speaker you can hear the call but the mic still doesnt work. Using handsfree mic/earpieces everything works fine as does bluetooth handsfree. I have checked the earphone plug socket...it is clean with no obstruction, I have also tried a full restore with no change.
As far as I know the screen has not been off the phone.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the next best step?

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  Reply # 597700 20-Mar-2012 14:16 Send private message

Get a refund

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  Reply # 597706 20-Mar-2012 14:23 Send private message

Ahhh, the joys of buying technology second hand. I would definitely be demanding a refund as it was misrepresented. If you don't get any joy you may be up for the small claims court (depending where you got it from)







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  Reply # 597715 20-Mar-2012 14:33 Send private message

Do a DFU restore first, if it's still bung send it back for a refund.

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  Reply # 597749 20-Mar-2012 15:19 Send private message

I had a iPhone 4 that did the exact same thing.
It was replaced under warranty. Not much help to you I'm afraid.



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  Reply # 597953 20-Mar-2012 21:45 Send private message

gehenna: Do a DFU restore first, if it's still bung send it back for a refund.


Thanks for the useful reply gehenna. It appears now the the screen has recently been replaced so there may be a 'bad connection' issue

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