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PERMANENTLY fix your "blown" speaker

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16th June 2011, 08:27 AM   |  #1  
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First off this could break your speaker, do this at your own risk.
I have tested this on 2 EVO's with completely "blown" speakers, they both now sound absolutely perfect. From what i can tell, it's a lot of built up metal shavings, they weigh the speaker cone down and prevent it from making the true desired frequency.
You will need a earth magnet, or a really strong regular one will do i guess,(I used a earth mag tho)
First issue: you have to take the phone apart, from there, remove speaker,
(has been covered on youtube so go a lookin)
Now.. take the speaker, sweet diagram huh?(its late) and drop it, foam side down, from about 3 or 4 inches onto the magnet. Repeat. You will see the shavings coming off the speaker and sticking to the earth magnet.
Do it for a few minutes or until the metal shavings are all gone.
Re-assemble, click your favorite player and enjoy!!
I will try to get a tutorial on youtube soon..
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16th June 2011, 09:07 AM   |  #2  
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u might wanna add a disclaimer as some waterhead is gonna do this and toast their evo!

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u might wanna add a disclaimer as some waterhead is gonna do this and toast their evo!

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HA ha

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16th June 2011, 05:33 PM   |  #4  
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u might wanna add a disclaimer as some waterhead is gonna do this and toast their evo!

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Done..Thanks and sorry.
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Why not since you have it apart and risk damaging the speaker by screwing up the polarity of the speakers magnet just drop in a brand new speaker. They can be picked up for a few bucks.
16th June 2011, 06:37 PM   |  #6  
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Why not since you have it apart and risk damaging the speaker by screwing up the polarity of the speakers magnet just drop in a brand new speaker. They can be picked up for a few bucks.

Im on my third speaker in a year,and who want's to wait two weeks for the speaker to get from china? Did another friend's this am, zero problems. I can see where you would think this may cause a problem, but it doesn't, Sound is restored to perfect.
Just trying to pass on what has worked 3 times for me. I would prefer fixing rather than replacing, i assume others would too.
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I see this all the time at my store, especially those who work outside and around machinery.

Had one guy blow 3 in two weeks before we finally sat him down and explained in detail exactly why it was doing it before he finally wised up.
16th June 2011, 09:09 PM   |  #8  
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just take it to sprint they will replace it for free and do it right there
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Assuming you have not disassembled it and broke the seal, and you have a warranty, and you live near a store that does service work. But besides that, yeah spot on.

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Assuming you have not disassembled it and broke the seal, and you have a warranty, and you live near a store that does service work. But besides that, yeah spot on.

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I work on Evos with broken screw seals. For the average customer, it means they've had it worked on before and the sticker wasn't replaced.

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