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Defy ear speaker is bust. Replacement?

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By Bouncer5, Senior Member on 9th March 2012, 03:27 PM
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So the ear piece is bust, Usings a hands free kit at the moment, Knows issue apprently, wondered if anyone knows about replacements? If I put pressure of the upper right of the screen works sometimes untill I let go.

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9th March 2012, 03:39 PM |#2  
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I followed the instructions from here this thread.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=989183
Has been working fine since.
9th March 2012, 04:35 PM |#3  
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I got a k850i earpiece as recommended but found that the case wouldn't close properly with it in, and as a result the screen lock button didn't work. This was after some filing of the component; I couldn't see how to do any more without wrecking it.

I then realised that Defy earpieces are now readily available on eBay and have one of those which works fine at least for the time being.

[edit] Also, be careful not to loose the plastic volume / lock buttons when you take the case apart....
9th March 2012, 04:40 PM |#4  
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Okay, Is there soldering required?

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9th March 2012, 04:45 PM |#5  
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No soldering, although it is a bit fiddly at times and the old earpiece takes some convincing to get out...
9th March 2012, 05:13 PM |#6  
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Spoke to a shop who will do it, they gave different prices depended on if the ear piece is broken or if its the connection, Surely a new one will solve both issues?

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9th March 2012, 05:22 PM |#7  
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New earpiece should solve both problems and only costs a few quid, plus another couple for the right torx t5 screwdriver. It's a fairly simple job but if you're not comfortable you could get a shop to do it... Should save any mishaps like me loosing my volume button.
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