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crwdns2893792:0crwdne2893792:0 Steve Brumpton ,

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How to replace the microphone?

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My Z3C has been dropped.  The rear cover has cracked (looks like a relatively easy job with a bit of time and care) but also the microphone is not working properly.  The person on the other end of a call can bearly hear.

Looking through the strip-down, the microphone is not mentioned, but there is an obvious component visible, which is a discrete component at the end, and looking through the other repairs it doesn't seem to be bonded to the screen like the earpiece.

However, I cannot find a microphone as a replacement component on any of the parts websites.  On the full-size Z3 it is part of the main flex, but it's not on the Z3C flex.

Any ideas, folks?

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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