Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SOLUTION TO SONY ERICSSON Cedar or J108i SOUND PROBLEM


                                 I have been using Cedar for 3 months and had problems, with it's speaker from the day one. Since, the phone was never loud enough. I thought the phone does not have a good speaker. Still worse after three months the ring tone became very low. I had to keep it in vibe mode and keep it close, just to know if someone is giving me a call. But, I discovered that there is no fault with the  phone. Just a small change done to it made its speaker very loud.
                              All I did was to open the  back cover of the phone and removed the small cloth covering the mouth of the speaker of the phone. The cloth was blocking the sound and when it starts accumulating dirt the sound reduces gradually. Also the mouth of the speaker is very small and the sound gets easily blocked even with this small cloth. I am not sure why Sony Ericsson made the speaker so bad. But, removing the cloth really helps.
                      One warning if the cloth is removed dirt and water can enter inside the phone easily. It’s either sound quality or safety option with Cedar. But, with this phone, I had to choose sound quality. Once I removed the cloth and experienced the high volume I couldn't close it any more.  Getting a decent cover for Cedar phone might help in protecting it, after the cloth is removed. Hope this information helps. I have been using the Phone without the back cover for 5 months didnt experience any problems till now.

For friend having trouble opening the back cover of Cedar check this link its not that great it might be help full: http://tntravelfuninfo.blogspot.com/2012/01/removing-back-cover-of-sony-ericsson.html

18 comments:

Chathura said...

You are correct buddy. My Problem also solved. I was thinking whether to remove it but was with a little doubt. When i saw your post i thought to remove that piece of fabric and sound increased incredibly. Thanks... :)

RamesH said...

@Chathur: great dude, glad i could help. i am using it without that strip for almost one year and had no issues till date.

Anonymous said...

thanks alot dude , im experiencing a whole new world of sound wih my phone. thank you

RamesH said...

Thanks for the comment. glad it was useful for you.

Anonymous said...

Thank U very much!

aasaanway said...

i want to know that after removing that strip, will my phone remain under warranty?

RamesH said...

@aasaanway: I am not aware of the sony rules for mobile warranty, but the removal of the strip may be viewed as tampering with the phone and that may make the warranty void. But, again its just a sticker on the mouth of speaker, which might come of easily. Its upto you to take the chance man, its just an suggestion making the phone better with a caution attached.

Anonymous said...

So is the speaker loud after the strip is taken off? i plan on getting this phone to use as an mp3 player/sms texting

RamesH said...

@above: It did for me and some of the others who commented for this blog.

san_sant96 said...

@ Ramesh H - Will plz tell me after removing back side cover should i remove those screws... an the speaker at the top we are talking about that only?? plz help me and explain how to do this???

San

RamesH said...

@ san_sant96: You dont have to go to that extent buddy just the strip of cloth on the mouth of the speaker, can be removed with your nail or any thing that can softly get it out. you will see the mouth of the speaker on the bottom right from back side of phone. Do it gently.

Sivasubramani Ashok Kumar said...

Thanks a lot Buddy...This an cheapest mobile in SONY ERICSSON with all The Amazing features and having excellent sound and camera clarity and excellent Battery Back up which stands upto 3 and 1/2 days at reguler use till now!!!!! But the only problem is its low sound speakers???
Now i found The perfect solution for MY LOVELY CEDAR's "One & Only "sound problem after 1 and 1/2 years.....now I am very happy and helped my 5friends also...we all are using CEDAR only...

Anonymous said...

thanks bhai
audio become much louder compromise with safty

Anonymous said...

Hey guys cn u pls hlp me.
My cedar phn does'nt rings when a phn call comes on it,
It just vibrates, even if it is in general mode,
Bt when I connect ear piece with it,
Then it rings wit volume,
What is it ?
A software problem..?

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the post - I was about to ditch this phone & it is now fixed.

Anonymous said...

thanks its works....

Dayalan said...

Superb bro it works

DineshKumar said...

Super man.........i have pllaned to buy new phone...but after read post.... by plan was erased......my cedar working too good....... thanks a lot man.....