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    hello.

    i am new to pinstack. but I've seen and heard many good remarks of this site.

    well i have a problem with a pearl here....

    i believe it is one of the first generations
    ( 8100 cingular OS 4.2.1.96 )

    The thing is that I cannot hear anything out of the earpiece
    when making calls. do not hear a tone,people, nothing.


    I know that many people have had this problem,

    I was wondering if anyone has gotten this fix by any ways possible

    I am going to try to update the OS to the latest...

    but with the Repair, has any one successfully gone into the phone and manually replace the earpiece speaker?

    any of pinstak GuestS ever had this done ?

    register and help me please ...
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    hopefully an os update will help. otherwise you will need to know someone that can do soldering on a small scale
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    eh :\

    what version of DM do i need to upload this OS 4.5 to my pearl ?

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    If you have DM 4.3 that will work fine, if you need to upgrade, I recommend DM 4.6, it works very well for me.
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    Ive did some deep searching;



    some guy wrote "I don't think it is an issue with the speaker per say. It seems like this has happened to a few people and i have fixed it with the wired earpiece. Plug it in, pull the battery, power up and unplug, or some semblance of this process. Seems to have fixed most of the devices i have worked on."


    too bad i don't have a headset ...
    does any one know of this technique ?

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    the earphone speaker is removeable. really easy to replace. . I relaced mine from a 8100 to my curve cause i was hearing alot of static. Its fixed now. I would start by checking the connections of it first.
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    I had this same problem with my 8100. I cant find a Torx T5 screwdriver around here anywhere though. I checked Lowe's and Walmart with no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_C View Post
    I had this same problem with my 8100. I cant find a Torx T5 screwdriver around here anywhere though. I checked Lowe's and Walmart with no luck.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-Tools-370...579428&sr=8-34
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    well i tried the " wired head phones technique "
    and it did not work ...


    hey phatmanxxx,
    After you have tooken apart the pearl casing, was the "earpiece speaker "
    easy to take out ? some one sai that it was Solderd/welded into the mother board...

    i believe mine is broke from the inside ..

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    it just sits in there like the speaker. No glue,no screws. You can pick it out with a tooth pick or something small like that, and push it in with your finger. Its a little white rectangle thing. It connects to the circuit board kinda like the battery does. From those little copper connector things. I suggest you should look for a scrap BB if you can find one, and take parts from that.

    It is not hard wired to the main circuit board.
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    oooh ... are all the earpieces sold online the same in a way ?

    some of them are different in prices and pictures.

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    I tried looking didn't find anything. Like I said ask around and see if you van find a broken BB for parts, check craigslist, ebay, or maybe call some cell phone retailers. The curve uses some of the same parts the pearl has FYI.

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    yea yea ...

    ill try to grab a T5 torx screw somewhere the local stores.
    and try to clean in.

    if that doesn't work then I'll just return it to the seller..

    do you have any tips on how it would look like if it is damaged ?

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    No its just a matter of either it works or it dosent. You can't really tell just by looking at it. If its in warrenty I would just take it back I wouldn't open it, cause that will void it. Good luck with it.

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