BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
davistld01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO.
Model: None
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 842
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default New 8310...low earpiece volume blues.

Please Login to Remove!

Just got my new red 8310...and I am very happy to be back to the BlackBerry after using several different phones. I am really stoked with the phone...as I was with my original 8300, except for one area...the low volume of the earpiece speaker. My 8300 was 3-4 times louder than this new 8310...and I even tried to exchange it for a new one today, except the new one was as low or even lower than mine!! I have some hearing loss in my right, or "phone ear"...so a loud volume is essential.

And, yes...I have used the side volume keys to set the volume on maximum.

Is anyone having this same problem? I have heard something about taking a pin and sticking it into the holes in the earpiece screen...but I don't want to screw the speaker up by jacking with it.

How can I improve the volume?
Offline  
Old 11-16-2007, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Mrmercedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's odd, mine is really loud. I have to accually turn it down.Try using the other ear that might be your solution.
Offline  
Old 11-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 221
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mine is really loud too. I actually tout this as a benefit of the BBs, since my 7520 is excessively loud too....
__________________
Jeff
______________
8830 On Verizon BES
8900 on AT&T BIS

http://twitter.com/nittwidder
Offline  
Old 11-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
davistld01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO.
Model: None
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 842
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrmercedes View Post
That's odd, mine is really loud. I have to accually turn it down.Try using the other ear that might be your solution.
Thanks...but not an option.
Offline  
Old 11-16-2007, 10:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
avanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8310
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 174
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wow. Mine is pretty loud and I have to turn it down sometimes. I have bad ears too so that says a lot coming from me.
__________________
*the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.
Offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
davistld01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO.
Model: None
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 842
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I went into options and set the default volume option at 100%...and it made enough improvement that I can hear now without too much difficulty. I am still not as happy with the volume of the 8310 as I was on my 8300...but I guess it's still a keeper.

Besides, I don't really want to hassle with reloading the apps I have in place, the wallpapers and the ringtones...
Offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
dirtypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: N33d38.7334' W112d3.3598'
Model: 8310
OS: 4.5.0.110
PIN: 0.7 Red Ink
Carrier: Slave by Contract to AT&T
Posts: 357
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Maybe something is wrong with the speaker on yours. Mine is so darn loud I had to turn it down to prevent from going deaf.
__________________
BlackBerry Addict - Thanks to my BB I have no time for sleep.
[Stinsonddog's BB Tips] [Streaming Sirius] [BlackBerryFAQ Tips] [Themes4BB] [Videos4BlackBerry] [BlackBerryComplete]
Offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 11:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Mrmercedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Did you go to the speaker Icon on your home page and select loud? there is the option for loud, vibrate, quiet, normal ect....I have mine on normal but make sure your's is set to loud....
Offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 08:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wink had the same problem too

I was having this same volume problem with the handset....it started yesterday (Thanksgiving day!) and so I thought my FRiday would be busy having this taken care of. But today (Friday) after reading this post, I tried the needle on the speaker and afterwards, it is working. Now I don't know if it was really the needle that fixed it or it fixed itself overnight, but now I can go abt with my shopping plans
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.