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iPhone 3GS with rapid battery drain

I have the same problem; iPhone 3GS with rapid battery drain.

Got a new battery, followed all the instructions, reconnected everything and voila, no sound from the earpiece.

Some resolutions I tried from looking round the net are to try inserting and wobbling about an earphone jack that has worked for some people, tried doing a full factory reset which has shown success for some, taken the *#$^ thing apart several times to the point I can do it blindfolded now but still a no go with the internal ear speaker. Everything else seems to be okay though.

I called my carrier and they said to take it into one of their stores and they'd send it off for inspection but most likely I'd get a 4s as a replacement under my insurance but will be without a phone for 20 or so days... not an option.

I'm hanging for the iPhone 5 so what I'll do is have to take calls on the speakerphone which works or via bluetooth headset... the iPhone 5 is rumoured to be out June/July so will only have to put up with it a couple of months or so till I upgrade.

If anyone susses out an easy fix please let me know.

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you can either replace no. 3 flex..the guide is on here and it's easy. Or try a new front display. It is possible that you have just kinked the flex and broken the one wire responsible for earpiece.

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If you have followed all of the steps provided in previous responses, another way to reduce battery output would be to reduce the illumination of the backlight via settings menu, and also to switch the phone of when not in use, and finally to let the battery run down fully before recharging.

On a personal note, whilst I think this phone has phenomenal functionality, in terms of maintenance I think it is possibly the worst phone made in recent times, and there are so many things that can go wrong, which can only be identified once the phone has been reconstructed, which really does make it a process of trial and error even if one knows what one is doing, as I can now dis/reassemble the phone seamlessly.

Hope this offers a little additional help.

Regards

Michael

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