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Hiss noise Dear Experts, My Nokia 3110c generates quite an annoying hiss noise when playing music or any other sound. I think it might be normal for this type, but it makes the phone nearly useless as an mp3 player. Can you give me any solution? (I have tried to install another music player programme on the phone but that didn't lead to a solution.) Thank you for your help!

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  • hg23nagy Nov 15, 2009

    Dear rain_cacher,

    Thank you for your immediate resopnse. I have tried the things you mentioned, but I'm afraid they couldn't solve the problem so far. When lowering the volume, the hiss is still there and doesn't even sound to get more quiet as I turn the loudness down.
    The hiss is not part of the mp3 file, that's for sure, as when played on another device (e.g. computer) no noise is given.
    Actually, the hiss is there whenever anything that has to do with sound is played, it can also be heard under the key-beep sound.
    I use a pair of earphones, but the own little built-in loudspeaker of the phone does the same, but with the speaker only when music is played, not the beep-sounds, for instance. The problem's not with the earphones, I have tried it with different ones.
    The phone has done it since I have it.
    And finally, don't think it is a noise which is almost louder than the music itself, it is quite quiet, but in the case of some more quiet music, it can be quite annoying. Well, I'm really starting to think that this lower sound quality is just a normal weakness of this oldish model. But I still hope that you or someone else has something to add.
    Thanks again for your help, I'm looking forward to any further ideas.

  • hg23nagy Nov 16, 2009


    I've tried the soft reset - well, as I expected it didn't help unfortunately, but thank you for your help anyway. And for your kind offer - but I live in Hungary, Europe, kinda far from Milwaukee. :D
    Now what I really think is that as the 3110c is not the latest model, this poorer sound quality is simply a feature of it, just like the lower screen resolution etc. Disappointing, though...
    Thanks again!



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Its never normal for your phone to make sounds other than what you want it to make. try lowering the speaker volume to the lowest setting but still allow yourslf to be able to hear. check to see if its still making the sound. if so try getting your music from a diffrent source. if that also fails try voice record if its avalible on your model phone. play voice listen for the unwanted noise. reason for this is to narrow the problem . how long has the phone done this?
your phone speaker is most likely the problem seeing that even the phones own tones has a static sound.
could have blown speaker .

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    rain_catcher Nov 15, 2009

    im so sorry i couldnt be of any help. the reason i asked these things was to narrow it down . you will need to service or replace your phone dear and with that being a older model i subjest you replace it. it will be cheaper than fixing it. if you lived in milwaukee i would just give you one of the many phones i got. lol

    the only solution to your problem im affraid will be to replace or service it. your problem seems to be more with the function of the phone. my last subjestion is to try a soft reset.

    here is the code.

    ----------------------------------------soft reset code for nokia--------

    Soft Reset will clear pending errors and bring your mobile to an initial state by restoring Factory setting. To operate this function on your mobile, the shortcut is: *#7380#

    This function apparently works on almost all nokia mobile phones.

    if this fails you will need to replace or service your phone im affraid.

    this code will set your phone back to factory settings

    make sure you save important things .



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