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Iphone 3g mic

A two weeks old phone. Suddenly the mic does not work anymore. During a call I can hear people, but they do not hear me. Loud speaker is working properly. Using the original headset or a blutooth one my conversation partner can hear me. It could be software problem or the hardware is broken?

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  • rlsuccess1 Aug 23, 2008

    just got the phone today 8/22/08 in the afternoon. four hours later the mic doesn't work. I can hear the person on the phone but they can't hear me. the speaker phone have the same problem. i can hear them but they can't hear me. there is a settle echo in the phone everytime when I spoke into the mic.

  • leisurecoast Dec 11, 2008

    Same with My Phone. Mic doesn't work. Headset and bluetooth work fine but no inbuilt mic function.

  • knut123 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem.  It must be a software problem, because the mic works when making a skype or fring testcall

  • coachcan Jan 13, 2009

    Same problem any solutions?

  • eman4 Jan 15, 2009

    When I call I can hear them but they can't hear me.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I have same problem with the mic of my non-3G iPhone, but can't find a solution.... plugging and unplugging the headset is not a solution.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    mine either



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Hardware seems broken. If it was a software problem, then the bluetooth would not have worked as well

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