I am a noobie to this forum and apologize if this has been covered else where. I spent sometime searching online and couldnt find any solutions to my problem. So here goes...
My iPhone 4 does not play music when connected to a docking station. The first docking station I tried it with was a Fidelio DS3000. When I first connected it, it worked great. I was very happy. But on another day when I connected it would play but I wouldnt hear any music. so I thought this was a problem with my Fidelio. I even went ahead and ordered a replacement player and still had the same issue. Eventually I tried one of my friends iPhone4 on both my Fidelio's and it plays just fine.
I have tried a few different options. Placing the iPhone in the dock and then turning on music, turning on the music and then connecting to the dock. No luck, I dont hear anything. I can see the music progress bar tracking on my iPhone and I know it is playing I made sure the volume on the fidelio is max (). For instance in the troubleshooting option2 above, when I am not connected and click play, I hear the music from my iPhone speakers then as soon as I connect it, I lose the audio.
I dont have any trouble charging my iPhone using the Fidelio docking station (so I got my self a big and expensive charger) so I cannot blame it completely on my iPhone charging port.
I even tried it out on a couple of other brand docking stations at some targets, best buys and some hotels I was staying in. Just does not play music.
I took it to an iPhone repair shop, but they had never heard of that problem before. He tried connecting my phone to a docking station keyboard (apparently something for an iPad) and tried typing using that keyboard and it did not work. I dont even know if that gadget is supposed to work with the iPhone (just because the ports are the same connectors). Unfortunatelyhe did not have a sound docking station so no first hand analysis of the problem.
His only solution was to change my charging port entirely to see if it would solve my problem (damage $50). He was also nice enough to propose taking it back if it did not work. I wanted to see if some of you experts out there had other suggestions before I tried this one.
Just to be clear, no trouble playing music on my iPhone using headphones, aux cable (to my car speakers), charging, syncing etc. I use iOS v5.1.