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  1. #1
    RPS
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    My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.

    Thanks.



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  2. #2
    kenji
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    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In article <200820040008421819%[email protected]>, RPS <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    > can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    > out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    > a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.
    >
    > Thanks.


    No one fixes that ****. if it's under warranty they'd give you a new one.

    Toss it, and get another.



  3. #3
    Chicago Paddling-Fishing
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    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In chi.general kenji <[email protected]> wrote:
    : In article <200820040008421819%[email protected]>, RPS <[email protected]>
    : wrote:

    :> My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    :> can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    :> out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    :> a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    :> ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.
    :>
    :> Thanks.

    : No one fixes that ****. if it's under warranty they'd give you a new one.

    Speaker is replaceable... I have cingular and took mine to a cingular store,
    they turned it on to make sure it said "Cingular", turned it off, popped the
    cover off and in less than 5 minutes I had a new speaker and was on my way
    at no charge.

    I have the cheap nokia that they give away for free all the time... 6252 or
    somethign like that... Maybe try a independent store that sells ATT and see
    if they will help.

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  4. #4
    Brent P
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    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In article <200820040008421819%[email protected]>, RPS wrote:
    > My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    > can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    > out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    > a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.


    Cell phones are too cheap these days to have repaired.

    Open it up, take a look at the contacts to the speaker. Odds are it's
    a set of spring contacts to the board. Clean the portion of the spring
    contacts that touch the board and the pads on the board. That may work.
    If it's beyond that, you'll have to find another phone of the same
    model to take the speaker from. You can also look for loose components
    on the PCB and solder them back down if the pad hasn't been ripped up
    in the process.





  5. #5
    kenji
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    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In article <[email protected]_s53>,
    [email protected] (Brent P) wrote:

    > In article <200820040008421819%[email protected]>, RPS wrote:
    > > My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    > > can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    > > out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    > > a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    > > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.

    >
    > Cell phones are too cheap these days to have repaired.
    >
    > Open it up, take a look at the contacts to the speaker. Odds are it's
    > a set of spring contacts to the board. Clean the portion of the spring
    > contacts that touch the board and the pads on the board. That may work.
    > If it's beyond that, you'll have to find another phone of the same
    > model to take the speaker from. You can also look for loose components
    > on the PCB and solder them back down if the pad hasn't been ripped up
    > in the process.
    >
    >


    yeah my Weller w/60 watts would work well.



  6. #6
    Gregory Morrow
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    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?


    RPS wrote:

    > My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    > can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    > out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    > a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.
    >



    Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???

    --
    Best
    Greg





  7. #7
    RPS
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    Brent P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Open it up, take a look at the contacts to the speaker. Odds are
    > it's a set of spring contacts to the board...


    I can remove the front and back plates but opening further seems to
    require special screwdriver, none of the small ones I have fit. Any
    idea, where to look for a screwdriver that small?



  8. #8
    RPS
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    Chicago Paddling-Fishing <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Speaker is replaceable... I have cingular and took mine to a cingular store,
    > they turned it on to make sure it said "Cingular", turned it off, popped the
    > cover off and in less than 5 minutes I had a new speaker...


    Great! The only ATT outlet I stopped by weren't so friendly, the guy
    had a bored look on his face even before I approached him and could
    only think of recommending a new phone and switching to GSM plan with
    more money and fewer minutes than I have now. But I'll keep looking, it
    is only a matter of finding a nice person in nice mood.



  9. #9
    Brent P
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In article <200820041140202656%[email protected]>, RPS wrote:
    > Brent P <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Open it up, take a look at the contacts to the speaker. Odds are
    >> it's a set of spring contacts to the board...

    >
    > I can remove the front and back plates but opening further seems to
    > require special screwdriver, none of the small ones I have fit. Any
    > idea, where to look for a screwdriver that small?


    They are just torx... Forget what size nokia uses... probably T4-T7
    head sizes. Memory on this is getting kinda foggy...





  10. #10
    RPS
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.

    >
    > Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???


    Yes, I forgot to clarify that I use ATT service and they are the ones
    who sold me my ATT branded Nokia. But it's out of warranty.



  11. #11
    sheila miguez herndon
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    RPS wrote in news:200820041252322582%[email protected]:

    > Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.

    >>
    >> Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???

    >
    > Yes, I forgot to clarify that I use ATT service and they are the ones
    > who sold me my ATT branded Nokia. But it's out of warranty.
    >


    Do you have any geeky friends with torx screwdrivers?

    Maybe you can buy little speakers somewhere like Fry's.

    --
    sheila



  12. #12
    Chicago Paddling-Fishing
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In chi.general Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:

    : RPS wrote:

    :> My Nokia 6560's sound quality has become noticably worse recently. I
    :> can't trace it to any incident (like dropping the phone), but it comes
    :> out quite distorted, as if speakers or the connection is bad. Is there
    :> a place where I can at least get it looked at for not too much money?
    :> ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.
    :>

    : Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???

    Yep, with a quick flight to Finland can get probably it fixed at no cost...

    --
    John Nelson
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Page
    http://www.chicagopaddling.org http://www.chicagofishing.org
    (A Non-Commercial Web Site: No Sponsors, No Paid Ads and Nothing to Sell)



  13. #13
    kenji
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sheila miguez herndon <[email protected]> wrote:

    > RPS wrote in news:200820041252322582%[email protected]:
    >
    > > Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> > ATT stores (my carrier) only seem to have salesmen who are no help.
    > >>
    > >> Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???

    > >
    > > Yes, I forgot to clarify that I use ATT service and they are the ones
    > > who sold me my ATT branded Nokia. But it's out of warranty.
    > >

    >
    > Do you have any geeky friends with torx screwdrivers?
    >
    > Maybe you can buy little speakers somewhere like Fry's.


    his cell phone has become a hobby!



  14. #14
    sheila miguez herndon
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    Chicago Paddling-Fishing wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >: Did you know that Nokia is a Finnish company...???
    >
    > Yep, with a quick flight to Finland can get probably it fixed at no
    > cost...


    If you wanted a short drive ya shoulda bought a motorola phone.

    --
    sheila



  15. #15
    sheila miguez herndon
    Guest

    Re: Cheap diagnostics/repair for a Nokia in Chicago?

    kenji wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >> Do you have any geeky friends with torx screwdrivers?
    >>
    >> Maybe you can buy little speakers somewhere like Fry's.

    >
    > his cell phone has become a hobby!


    a job!

    I'm having so much fun at work today using torx screwdrivers and fiddling
    with a tiny speaker. I am not ****ting you.

    --
    sheila



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