is believed to be caused by the main logic board inside the iphone being in constant stress. the audio ic chip, that is responsible for the audio functionality of the iphone is located in a part of the board that tends to flex a lot. so overtime, the chip has a fracture underneath, on a very weak trace. if you would like to send your iphone for repair, please contact us.
If you have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, there’s a chance you might run into an Audio IC issue. You will sometimes see a “Recording Failed” or “No Audio Devices” error when trying to record with the Voice Memo App. Or sometimes you cannot put the phone in loudspeaker mode. It will vary depending on circumstances.
Some of the Audio IC symptoms include:
- No mic or no speaker.
- Speaker button grayed out during a call
- Voice Memo app not working
- “Recording Failed” error
- “No audio devices found” error
- iPhone stuck on the Apple Logo but the home button is clickable
- iPhone takes 5-10 minutes to boot up
- Static noises coming from ear speaker
Voice Memo app not working
“Recording Failed” or “No Audio Devices” error when trying to record with the Voice Memo App.
Speaker button grayed out during a call
No mic or no speaker.
iPhone stuck on the Apple Logo
iPhone takes 5-10 minutes to boot up.
How To Fix The Audio IC Permanently
Please note: this repair requires advanced microsoldering skills to achieve. Especially with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it is very easy to overheat the board and do permanent damage. So take it to a professional, like us here at VCC Board Repairs.
First, you want to verify the issue is in fact the Audio IC fault. So check for the symptoms mentioned above. Once verified, you’ll need to remove the board from the housing & locate the Audio IC chip.
Using hot air, we remove the Audio IC chip.
Then we repair the broken pads. If they’re not broken, we always reinforce them with a micro-jumper, that is about the thickness of a human hair.
Then we reball the Audio IC chip & place it back down.
And now we’re fixed!
Do you need this repair done?
We offer this repair for $99. It is a mail in service.
- Lifetime Warranty
- Guaranteed it can be fixed or you don’t pay
- Next Day Turnaround
- Free return shipping (1-5 Day UPS Ground)
- We can also replace your battery, screen, screen protector & more!
- Located in Las Vegas, NV
- Wholesale/B2B pricing available for repair shops
Please fill out the form below, if you would like to mail in your iPhone for repair.
Text Us: 702-670-2711