Help me iMacguyver my broken iPhone!
April 22, 2014 2:24 PM Subscribe
My iPhone 5 speaker randomly stopped working 18 months after I bought it. I have to use speakerphone or headphones to talk on the phone. I can make it work temporarily if I press on the top right corner where the speaker is (as described here
). I found that theres a point about halfway between the speaker and the right edge where, if I clip a binder clip, then the phone works! See here
The "genius bar" genius solution was that, since I didn't get Apple care, that I dish out another 500$ for a new phone. Help me figure out a better way?
posted by cacofonie to Technology (7 answers total)
The only problem with the binder clip is that it covers the camera (not a huge deal) and the power-off button (deal-breaker).
Does anyone else have any other ideas? Some other form of clip? A way to custom cut a piece of plastic? Maybe a specific case? Duct tape?
It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work! Thanks!