Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Microphone not working after upgrading hard drive

My iMac internal microphone is not working after upgrading the hard disk. I think the cable or actual microphone has been damaged. I'm 90% sure that the two parts of the cable are plugged correctly together.

What can I do to diagnose the problem and find the correct replacement parts?

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Go over your reassembly and verify your connectors are indeed connected. Sometimes it looks as though you made a solid connection but it's not "square" or firm.

If you know that you damaged a connector a simple work around is an external microphone. If you are doing skype or facetime a voice recognition microphone/headset is a good idea anyway.

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Thanks for the input. I'd really like to get the internal microphone working again. On inspection I see that the cable has come way from the microphone itself. How does one fix this? Replace the whole assembly or attempt to solder it back on?

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Soldering is an advanced DIY project it takes special tools, solder and lots & lots of practice...An electronics repair shop might do it for you faster/better than you trying to obtain the tools and experience. Not every fix is a DIY one.

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