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bkcobra

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May 15, 2018
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Hi, i have a question about the speakers, i recently went to a shop and got a screen protector that is applyed with a gel, i said to the them to be carefull so the gel wont get in the speakers, they replayed its ok that the gel doesnt harm, when they removed the bubles and gel from the under the screen they scrape it in the direction of the speaker on the top of the phone, the " ear speaker " , after they finished the job i tested the speakers with a song, the top speaker sounded less powefull then the bottom one, i arrived home give it a little hair dryer so the gel evaporate faster then i let stay in a game to heat for 2 hours ( they recommand that i charge it or let so the phone heat up and the gel stick and dry) , after 3 hours i tested with another phone were i installed a sound metter, and that confirmed that my top speaker was 10db less then the bottom one, it is normal or they just "broke" my top speaker ? ( Can some1 test this with a sound metter to see if the top speaker has a 10 db difference then the bottom one ? )

thank you.
 

reg66

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Jan 7, 2007
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Xiaomi Poco F3
Hi, i have a question about the speakers, i recently went to a shop and got a screen protector that is applyed with a gel, i said to the them to be carefull so the gel wont get in the speakers, they replayed its ok that the gel doesnt harm, when they removed the bubles and gel from the under the screen they scrape it in the direction of the speaker on the top of the phone, the " ear speaker " , after they finished the job i tested the speakers with a song, the top speaker sounded less powefull then the bottom one, i arrived home give it a little hair dryer so the gel evaporate faster then i let stay in a game to heat for 2 hours ( they recommand that i charge it or let so the phone heat up and the gel stick and dry) , after 3 hours i tested with another phone were i installed a sound metter, and that confirmed that my top speaker was 10db less then the bottom one, it is normal or they just "broke" my top speaker ? ( Can some1 test this with a sound metter to see if the top speaker has a 10 db difference then the bottom one ? )

thank you.
Sorry bro, I don't have a sound meter but the speakers sound the same volume up close to my ear...
 
Dec 16, 2019
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They're the same from what I can tell.

Yeah I don't notice any difference in the speaker volumes. I think they may have damaged it.

Also no decent/ standard screen protector has gel? I'm not sure what they put on your device. My advice would be to go back and have it removed, and to investigate with asus support for damage after they remove the screen protector, the phone should still be covered by warranty.
 
A few new sound meter test result... Here is the link to them!
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myrigon

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May 30, 2013
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Hi, i have a question about the speakers, i recently went to a shop and got a screen protector that is applyed with a gel, i said to the them to be carefull so the gel wont get in the speakers, they replayed its ok that the gel doesnt......

thank you.
If you're lucky, the gel may have shrunk a little on drying, so you might be able to clean the speaker grille with a fine bristled toothbrush.

Be very careful though. If you have access to a magnifying glass, that'd help.