Why is my external speaker not working?
I have had iPhone since 10/2009. Never had a problem with it.
I keep it in the Otter case (amazing durable case). It's always in my pocket. I have found condensation on it before. I shower with it under a towel, 3 feet from shower (I also take cool showers).
I took a bath the other day (sunburn). I put the phone on an object 3ft off the ground from which it fell. It was okay, I presumed the case saved it once again.
Minutes later, my song randomly stopped playing. I figured it needed to charge, sound comes back. Sound stops again after about 2 minutes of play time while charging. Never have gotten the sound to work externally again.
While messing around with master shutdown, phone turns on and displays hardware not compatible with iPod. I only ever seen that message once, never since.
I test headphones & ear piece, both play sound.
I plan to buy the parts and fix it myself but first I must diagnose the problem.
THINGS I'VE TRIED:
- regular shutdown and master shutdown.
- flip vibrate to audio.
- called someone and tried the speaker.
- tried ring tones.
- bumped it lightly.
- cleaned USB connector & cord with alcohol.
- plugged & unplugged headphones/USB charger.
I am a musician that is at wits end.
The phone works fine otherwise.
Please, help me, it will be greatly appreciated.
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