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Why is my external speaker not working?

Why is my external speaker not working?

External rear speaker just died while everything else seems working fine (earpiece, mic, 3.5" audio jack), tried hard resetting the phone a couple of times to check if it was a s/w issue but still not working, i guess its h/w related, please help..

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bert [Entry]

If you take apart the phone, the external speaker has no wire connection to the motherboard... It has two little pads that push against each other but are not actually connected with a wire. So when you twist the phone you are pushing these pads together to make a connection... this is a really really really poor design...
bert [Entry]

Grab the phone by the top and bottom and twist it as you are trying to play sound through the external speaker. Makes mine work everytime. These phones are **$$. This is my second one with the same problem. I have to bend it to make it charge too. Garbage.
bert [Entry]

"If you press back side of phone you will find your speaker working properly

So for temp. Solution just open your back cover set small piece of paper exactly to the location where u pressed and again fix the back cover the problem is solved for temp. But for long lasting solution we have to get it repaired !!"
bert [Entry]

I actually found a work around using two small pieces of foil paper to contact the speaker terminals and it worked.
bert [Entry]

I went to the local ATT store and they said I had to upgrade which I did not want to do at this time, so I came home and read this post and to my delight it worked.I installed a medium guitar pick at the base of the sim card and closed it back up and it works like new.
bert [Entry]

"I read either here or on another forum that someone ""twisted"" their phone and that made it work. After buying a phone repair kit to try to locate the speaker myself proved unsuccessful, I tried ""twisting"" my phone and it actually worked!

Here's what I did: I put one hand on the bottom half of the phone and one hand on the top half of the phone with both palms flat on the screen. I twisted the top half towards me and the bottom half away from me gently while I had the radio on and that made it work!

I know it's retarded that something so simple should fix a phone and means it's a cheap quality phone. But it worked and it was free!"