1. F450Mikey's Avatar
    When I hold my hand close to the speaker, the sound is muted until I change my hand position. It stays muted for 5-10 key strokes then comes back full volume. I tend to "palm" my phone in landscape mode with my left hand and type with my right. It will do it in portrait orientation too. Anyone have this problem? It is a 32GB 3Gs on 3.0
    07-10-2009 01:14 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Are you saying when you uncover the speaker it is still muted?
    07-10-2009 01:55 PM
  3. chobbs1's Avatar
    Sounds like your covering the speaker with your hand. As badash indicated.
    07-10-2009 02:33 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    Sounds like your covering the speaker with your hand. As badash indicated.
    I'm willing to put money on it that the OP thinks there are two speakers on the bottom of the phone.
    07-10-2009 03:17 PM
  5. chobbs1's Avatar
    Doctor! it hurts wherever I touch

    Doctor say's "you've got a broken finger"
    07-10-2009 04:47 PM
  6. F450Mikey's Avatar
    Are you saying when you uncover the speaker it is still muted?
    Yes, still muted.
    07-10-2009 06:45 PM
  7. F450Mikey's Avatar
    I'm willing to put money on it that the OP thinks there are two speakers on the bottom of the phone.
    Mine only has one... maybe you have two. Still muted after I uncover the single speaker with my hand.

    Why is it still muted with nothing blocking the speaker?
    07-10-2009 06:50 PM
  8. Matt74's Avatar
    You do realize BadAsh was telling you that there's 2 speakers on both sides of the place where the plug goes into your iPhone right? Because a 3GS has 2 speakers, not 1.

    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 07-11-2009 at 01:35 AM.
    07-11-2009 12:49 AM
  9. chobbs1's Avatar
    My 3gs only has one speaker. The other opening is the mic.
    07-11-2009 01:33 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    You do realize BadAsh was telling you that there's 2 speakers on both sides of the place where the plug goes into your iPhone right? Because a 3GS has 2 speakers, not 1.

    Actually I was telling him there is only one speaker. One is a microphone the other a speaker. There is not two speakers on any iPhone.
    07-11-2009 01:35 AM
  11. chobbs1's Avatar
    Yet I have no answer for the OP's problem. Ot does not make sense. There are no proximaty sensors or switches the op my accidentally hit. It is a complete mystery.
    07-11-2009 01:36 AM
  12. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Left = speaker, right = mic

    I'm pretty sure it's the way you're holding the phone. I don't see how it would stay muted when there is no sensor to do such a thing. Try it with music and I bet it goes from "muted" to muffled to music when you pull your hand off. It's probably the way you are holding it.
    07-11-2009 03:22 AM
  13. F450Mikey's Avatar
    Problems solved. I blew out the 32 pin port with compressed air and the problem has gone away for now. Maybe a piece of lint was causing the problem.
    07-13-2009 12:16 PM
  14. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Problems solved. I blew out the 32 pin port with compressed air and the problem has gone away for now. Maybe a piece of lint was causing the problem.
    Lint caused my phone to think that it had headphones in all the time. Stupid link.
    07-13-2009 03:41 PM
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