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Since today, my TREO-700WX main speaker (not the Hand free one) stop working. When I'm in a call, people can hear me but I CANT hear them until I have to switch to HandFree speaker mode or plug in my earbud handfree kit. I have opened my unit and checked / cleaned the 2 contacts of the speaker ear module on the board. No results. I have performed an HARD RESET, nothing! I've notice that when turning ON/OFF the Wireless mode, NO more TREO Jingle sounds... PLEASE HELP! Is there a risk that the speaker module is busted? Any ways to get parts for this phone whitout getting SCREWED by the service carrier flat charge repair cost?

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  • macdpe Dec 13, 2008

    My Palm Treo has just developed the same problem. My phone only works with a ear piece and mic plugged into the jack. Hands free works sometimes, the phone is only 8 months old. By the number of posting I have seen on this iisue I believe Palm has a real problem and they need to be held accountable.


  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    A couple weeks since first posted... I've ordered an ear speaker module from CHINA folks, and believe or not it wasnt the problem. I solve my problem simply by plug and unplug repetely the ear bud hand free module into the phone jack! The problem is from the internal electronic switch that detect the plug. Visibly not repairable out of replacing the logic board at high cost. On my side nothing will ever go in that hole for a while! Enjoy!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I had the same problem. I plugged in the Treo earbuds repeatedly and "jiggled" it a bit. That fixed it! Apparently the problem resides in the earbud jack as another mentioned.

  • fred447 Apr 18, 2009

    have the same problem but jiggling the ear plug in the hole didn't help. took it apart and nothing looked wrong, so now don't know what to do.
    tried the sound switch on top too, nothing. damn



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Would you believe my problem (no sound) was solved by shutting off, then turning back on the sound slide button at the top of the phone? I think it was kind of in-between when the sound wasn't working, just ever-so-slightly, though - not really noticable til I went to shut it off, then I realized it didn't seem totally 'on'.
Good luck!

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