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No sound can't get any sound from the speakers

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  • alienx Jan 23, 2009

    i`m having a same problem , still no way to solve ,waiting for an answer ... , please e-mail me if solved :alienx424@gmail.com , thanks

  • csleepg May 11, 2010

    Hi Andrew,
    It will be great help if you can take a snapshot on it
    and share to us. I am having similar problem but just confuse which
    metal suppose to bend. :D




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I had this problem as well. I would get sound from headphones but unplugging them I had no sound from the builtin speaker.

When you plug in your headphones it moves a thin piece of metal in the jack which interrupts a connection (this is a good thing) so it can know when to disable the internal speaker. When you unplug your headphones the piece of metal moves back and it enables the internal speaker again.

I was able to fix this by taking apart my x51v and bending the piece of metal a little while the headphones are plugged in so that it will contact better when the headphones are unplugged,

To take your axim apart there are 4 screws on the back underneath the rubber grips that you need to take out. Then you can just slide a finger nail up and down each side to remove the front and back of the casing. The back you will need to swing out from the bottom since it hooks over the headphone jack. I unplugged the small wire that connects the front half of the case to the guts using a tiny flat screwdriver.

Inside on the back, there is a black plastic plate that is held on by 4 more screws. Take that off.

Now you can see the headphone jack. I plugged in my headphones and used a small flat screwdriver to push against the headphone jack on the bottom piece of metal on the right side with the axim face down. You can observe the piece I mean by looking at the side of the headphone jack when you plug and unplug headphones. It moves perhaps 1/32 of an inch.

Your goal is to bend the piece of metal closer to where it is when no headphones are plugged in. The only way to bend it properly is to do it when the headphones are in.

Sorry if this isn't clear enough. I'm not sure if this is a permanent fix or not but it's worked for me.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

  • NZmark Oct 01, 2010

    Andrew
    Thanks for the clear concise directions. I have been without sound on my Axim x51v for 12 months. I happened across this article while doing some research into the HTC HD2. I now have sound FANTASTIC!! Thanks again for posting this.
    Mark

  • Richard Batson Aug 28, 2013

    I know this article is a little old but thanks Andrew. After plugging some NOX headphones into my Axim x51v I was no longer able to get sound from the main speaker. With a bit of work following your tutorial I was able to get my sound working again. Thanks man!

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