Original post by: James Gorman ,
iPhone 8 microphone inop after replacement
Last night, I replaced the battery and microphone/lightning port on my IPhone 8. The battery had been having issues holding a charge, and people I talked to on it reported hearing static or general trouble understanding me while talking. I didn’t have any significant issues with the removal/replacement, it just took a while to strip it down and build it back up. The battery seems fine and is charging, but the microphone appears to be completely inoperative. I called my dad to test it, but he couldn’t hear me at all. I also tried recording a voice memo and can hear nothing. I don’t THINK I messed up on the lightning connector assembly installation, but the only other possibilities I can see are that a) I DID mess it up, or b) the assembly I ordered was bad. I’m pretty disheartened by the whole thing due to the amount of time it took to swap, and the possibility of having to reorder more parts/seals, plus my work “week” starts this afternoon and I won’t be able to commit any worthwhile time to it till Saturday/Sunday. As of right now, I have a fairly expensive texting device. /8P Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.