iPhone 5 keeps switching randomly between audible and silent

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    Adam2k90 New Member

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    Hello,

    My iPhone 5 keeps randomly switching between silent and audible. Basically I will be using the phone and the silent pop up will keep appearing then disappearing with no physical print whatsoever. I have restored to backup and also restored completely but neither seems to work. Obviously I can probably get a replacement from Apple but I'd rather keep this one as I've got a BSE back protector and a wrap on the side of the phone.

    Any ideas how to fix this?
    Thanks
     
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    Thomasjtsi Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarity... when randomly switching between silent and audible, the on screen speaker and crossed out on screen speaker will appear back and forth?
     
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    Yes, on the screen you can see it switching between the two in quick succession.
     
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    Then you're definitely looking at a hardware issue. The silent switch, it's ribbon or connector has a short in it somewhere and needs to be replaced or repaired. If you're wanting to keep this phone... you can replace these parts yourself relatively cheap. I can provide links if you'd like...
     
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    Thanks for the help. I guess I'll just have to get Apple to replace it then as I'd rather not tinker with the phone. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Very welcome! Sorry though... I just don't see any other options since you've already restored your iPhone both ways.
     

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