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N900 defectives

2 December 2009Entry by

Nokia N900 defectiveIt seems that people who already received their gorgeous Nokia N900 are not as lucky as we thought on the first place. Some buyers which preordered the Nokia N900 and their order have not canceled, received the phone as promised. However a surprise was waiting on the phone for them and not a nice one. They notice that their new Nokia N900 are defective because they could not use the microphone in any application which it demands it.

So there isn’t an operating system problem because there are others Nokia N900 which it works correctly. Here is a customer experience:

Hey everyone,

Was very excited to get a N900 yesterday but right out of the box I noticed that I have no mic audio. I know the odds of this being a hardware issue are pretty good since I hadn’t mucked with anything but wanted to see if anyone had any ideas.

On-board mic audio does not work for any application. (Phone, video, voice recorder) I can use the included headset and the phone switches to the headset profile works like a champ. When I say the mic doesn’t work I mean there is NO audio present what-so-ever. (No hum, noise or anything. Total silence.)

Fired up alsamixer to take a peek and I do not seem to have a capture device? Insert the headset and then PGA switches to capture and goes to 40.

Any ideas? Also any advice on who I should contact first? Nokia or Amazon. If it turns out to be truly broken I’m sure it’s going to be a long wait for a replacement. So much for getting it early.


As soon as I have some news about this problem, how to proceed, where to make the complain, etc. I will update this post.


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