My girlfriend is in despair, since even a simple phone call is not possible anymore…
Who has a FP2 bottom module lying around please?
Thanks, from a FP-supporter since its foundation,
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Be aware, that cross-border shipment of batteries outside a phone is virtually impossible for individuals.
If the microphone is broking, you could try the handsfree or a hadphone in the meanwhile to make calls.
I hope you will find another bottom module.
And Fairphone is only selling refurbished bottom modules, if you let Fairphone repair your phone. You have to check with support what the costs will be.
FP is selling bottom modules for FP2 on a number of conditions (
Fairphone 2 Bottom Module), and minimum costs of about 90 euro.
So if we can find a bottom module and replace it ourselves, should save money and time.
If sourcing a module doesn’t work out there are posts on how to repair the mic, which apparently can get loose.
Also some on the usb port if charging is an issue
As fairphone angel (in Berlin) I have a lot of support cases with nonfunctional microphones in the bottom modul. A lot of users have minimum the 2nd, often the 3rd bottom module. Mostly easily changed by Fairphone support in warranty.
But there is a lot of waste (I collect old faulty modules and send them back for recycling).
So my questions:
Did anyone successfully repaired the microphone inside the bottom module by soldering a new smd microphone?
What’s the reason for the highly rate of f…
@JohnHughes (thanks again) send me two broken bottom Modules some days ago. This one has a defekt µUSB port.
After disassembling I took a picture with a microscope camera and found some solder cracks. Barely to see without magnification. Two cracks at the shield contacts that I am not too worry about, but also one at contact 5. I am sure that was a slack joint. Some serious force must be acted to the Port.
I will try to resolder the joints and hope the bottom module will be able to do its work…
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