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[SOLVED] – Samsung Galaxy S4 Microphone Faulty/Not Working

13 Mar
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I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a broken microphone which I was hoping to fix. When I made phone calls I had to put the loudspeaker on every time so the other person could hear me as the other microphone used without the loudspeaker was not functioning. I purchased a new ribbon cable with a microphone and charging port and replaced it. I then tried to charge the phone and got the following message on the phone:

Info: Charging paused. Battery temperature too low.

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The device would not charge at all due to this error. So I then put the original ribbon cable with the old microphone and charging port back in the device and re-tested. The phone would charge as normal. The microphone was still faulty.

I did try cleaning the mic port with a small pin/needle and this did clear some dirt away but this still did not solve the problem

I then tried a full factory reset on the phone doing this by pressing the

power button + home button + Volume up button (whilst the phone is off.)

You can the do a full factory reset – I believe this is different from the one in the “settings” on the phone as I tried that and the microphone still would not work.

I found that when a full factory reset was done by holding the above buttons down and completing the factory reset and making a phone call the microphone started to work again.

So my beliefs so far is that the microphone issue is actually a software problem with Android OS or possibly an application conflicting with the microphone.

So from doing this the microphone is fully working again and the problem is solved.

I hope this helps someone else with the same issues.

 

Some extra photos that you may find useful:

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How to extract a .SBU Samsung Kies Phone Backup File [SOLVED]

18 Sep
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SBU Extractor for Samsung Backup Files

If you have a .SBU backup file you created ages ago with Samsung Kies and the new Samsung Kies will not open it try this brilliant program out:

SBU-Extractor

For more information on the program and to download it go here to the developers website:
https://www.lord-luncher.de/index.php?pg=1

This allowed me to extract a lot of data from the .SBU file but it did have issues at extracting all the files unfortunately.

Please donate on the guys website if you found it useful.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wifi Connection Problem with Dlink DIR-655 Router [SOLVED]

03 Nov
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If you have a problem connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Dlink DIR-655 Wifi Connection then you need to change the following:

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Login to the DIR-655

Go to:
Wireless Settings
Manual Wireless Network Settings
Now scroll down to the WPA Header on the page.
Change the Cipher Type to TKIP. (If it is on AES or AES & TKIP it will have problems on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for some reason.)

Problem solved.

Note: I used firmware 1.31EU
To view the firmware version go to: Tools > Firmware.

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Uninstall AirDroid on Samsung Galaxy S3

02 Nov
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How to uninstall Android from the Samsung Galaxy S3:

On the Samsung Galaxy S3 go to:
Settings >
More >
Security >
Device Administrators >
AirDroid (Uninstall)

 

Easy as that!

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Samsung 50″ Plasma Display – PS50B530 – Keeps Powering On and Off!

18 Jan
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I recently purchased a Samsung 50″ Plasma Display (PS50B530) and It keeps powering on and off!

This is due to it attempting a software update every 45 minutes. Which can be enabled or disabled in:  Menu> Settings> Software Updates

Hope this helps everyone with the same issues.

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