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2019-04-08 01:18 PM
Hi @Gorgan51, that is very good news and I do really hope that it continues to work as it should.
If you have the service papers available, was the microphone replaced, or what did the service centre do with the device?
2019-04-09 09:09 PM
I don't know why the pic has not uploaded but the main thing it says is
Diagnosis performed : fault resolved
2019-04-16 11:12 AM
Hi again @Gorgan51!
The picture was rejected due to it having your IMEI number showing and as this is personal information, which is not allowed here at our forum, for privacy reasons, the picture was not approved.
I had a look at the picture now and I'm quite confused as well, as it mentions "parts replaced" and then "stickers (3)", so I'm not really sure what they did, but at least it's working now and that is what counts!
Thanks again and I do really hope that it will continue to function as it is supposed to do from here on out!
4 weeks ago
I'm having the same issue.
The mic gain became super-low after a couple of weeks into using this phone. No software repair could fix that. Couldn't use Sony Service, because I'm in another country now. Used local repair shop.
They were trying to fix it for more than a month. New mics would just die after an hour or so. In the end I assume they just turned off the noise-cancelling. Not sure how, because I performed a couple of software resets after that and their fix is still active. The mic works now, but people I talk to can hear themselves. I'll have to bring the phone back in for additional fixes.
I'm really upset with Sony not giving any feedback on this, because I see that this issue is not a rare thing and a considerable amount of people across the globe claim to have it.
Is there a way to actually fix this issue?
3 weeks ago
Hi @rckt, very sorry to hear about this.
It's very hard to say what the exact cause is, but in your case it's more than likely the hardware, but since I haven't examined an Xperia device (all repairs are done by technicians) so I'm not sure if you they can turn off the noise-cancelling or not with the hardware, but there is no software option for it as it is always turned on in later Android versions.
It could also be that a local repair shop that isn't authorized by Sony are not experts on this kind of behaviour and aren't 100% sure how to handle it. I understand that if you are abroad it's not easy getting hold of an authorized service centre.
There are a few users in the thread who had it fixed at an authorized service centre, but I'm not quite sure what part(s) were replaced to have it solved.
Make sure that nothing is blocking the microphone, or that there is any dirt or moisture in the microphone "hole" at the bottom of the device.
Feel free to keep me posted after you have brought the phone back to the repair shop.
a week ago
So, no success yet in solving this issue.
Got the phone back from the repairshop. The gain is still low, but now it is possible to actually make calls. Looks like the noise cancelling algorithms work in a weird way.
I can clearly hear all the inner noises like bumping on the case, rubbing it, and any noise that can come from the phone itself, even tapping on the screen. But when I start speaking, my voice is just partially swallowed, the gain varies from kind of OK to really low. The only way to make it work, put a hand near the mic, so more sound would go to the mic itself.
Would be great to find a fix for this super strange software/hardware bug.
Hi again @rckt, sorry for the late reply, I was home in bed with fever last week.
Well, it's hard to say what they have done and since it's a local repair shop and not an authorized service centre, I'm not quite sure how experienced they are with all phone models, so my best advice would be to have it sent to an authorized service centre so a technician can examine the device and make sure that the microphone is working as it should.
It does however sound very strange and not something that I ever experienced myself when using the Xperia XZ1 Compact, so it should not be the software that is the cause.
To have it sent to an authorized service centre, get in touch with the Local support team and they will help you with that.