No sound from external speaker.
i bought this phone used, knowing that the external speaker didn't work. figured i could fix it.
i get all audio through the headphones, and the phone recognizes the difference between headphones present, and headphones not present. i also get music when docked, but i haven't heard any rining or notification noises through any docked equipment. all volumes that i'm aware of are turned up to the max.
bought a complete speaker unit, and replacement dock connector assembly/home button. first tried replacing just the speaker unit. no change. so i changed out the dock connector assembly, and still no change. not sure where to go from this point. please help!
the ringer switch was off, and thats why i wasn't getting any of the operational sounds through my dock equipment. however, even with the switch now switched on, i still don't get anything through the loud speaker.
i have not yet tried a restore since changing out the parts. but it was restored prior to that.
i've been doing some more reading, and i see a lot of recommendations to clean parts with alcohol if there was any water damage... maybe this is the case with this phone, and i need to clean my ribbon cable connection. that will be my next attempt when i've got time.
Is this a good question?