iPad 3 4G

Third generation of iPad, featuring 4G capabilities, released on March 16, 2012. Model number A1430. Repairs require heat and careful prying.

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Speaker sounds distorted at higher volumes

A few months after I bought my iPad, I noticed that at high volumes, sounds on the built-in speaker were distorted on all applications. It sounded like a blown speaker. I tried rebooting and restoring my iPad to no avail.

The interesting thing is that it only seems to be coming from the left channel.

I went to Settings>General>Accessibility>Hearing and was able to adjust balance.When I set the mixer to right only, the speaker sounds fine (but is only the right channel) It starts to sound distorted as I bring the left level up.

It sounds fine on headphones and bluetooth speakers, no distortion at all.

Any ideas for a permanent fix that allows me to listent to both channels at the same level?

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If its still under warranty take it to apple otherwise, it sounds like you may have to replace the speaker.

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Out of warranty. Speaker sounds fine if balance set to the right.

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The speaker is damaged, probably by overloading it. It's not worthwhile to open/wreck an iPad to repair just the speaker.

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wresnik will be eternally grateful.

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