The cause of iPad speaker to break down?
While playing a video on an iPad the sound stopped working.
The sound stopped while the iPad was standing on a table, no interaction with it, no settings changed or buttons touched and it did not fall on the floor. The first cause I could think of is heat, now I think it is dust. There are constructions going on next door and we get a lot of dust blown in our direction. When I blow compressed air on the speaker the sound comes back. But only while blowing the compressed air... Does anyone know what exactly is going on?
After taking a close look at the speaker I gently poked it with a needle to move whatever is blocking. No effect.
By the way, when I insert earbuds there is sound. Just not through the internal speaker of the iPad. Makes sense.
Meanwhile I fixed it temporarily with an external speaker attached with tie-wraps around the M-edge super shell around it. I still hope it will magically recover by itself in a colder climate.
Perhaps putting it in a zip loc bag in the fridge? The dust or whatever is blocking the speaker might start behaving different.
When all this doesn't work I might have to replace the speaker if you think that would be the fix.