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Treo Buzz
My Treo's been acting up for awhile. The "palm" part of it still works great, but the "phone" part of it is all quirky. Also the email doesn't work right, which is a bummer because it means I can't email-post pictures anymore.

One of the phone's symptoms is a periodic buzzing noise. Oddly enough when I tried my phone post experiment awhile back there was no buzzing, but I know it happens. Sometimes I can hear it, but often it's just the poor person on the other end of the phone who can hear it. They don't seem to like it much.

On doing some online research, it seems this is a common Treo problem. Furthermore, there is a fix documented! It involves taking it apart, which makes me a wee bit nervous. I'm a software person, not hardware! If I can touch it, I can break it, and I'd rather not kill my phone, just fix it. But I figure: it's past warrenty already, and working only tempermentally. I've backed up my data. What's the worst that could happen? (No don't answer that.)

Anyway, there are two popular buzz-fixing approaches: the XiaoBin method and the French method. I'm thinking I'll try a combination of both of them.

Soon as I get the courage to dissect my poor little Treo, that is!
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kevinnickerson From: kevinnickerson Date: December 10th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do it. It'll be good for you to do some hardware hacking. While it's open, I'd probably unplug and replug everything that comes apart. Part of the issues may be a bad connection, and it might make them better.
simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: December 10th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we dissected my 600 and did the wrapping with foil thing - which did fix the buzzing! It wasn't too scary after all. Good luck finding the stupid tool for opening it up, though - it's a special screw driver tip!
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: December 11th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
you might wanna consult with specialagentm, too. i know at one point he was having buzzing issues with his Treo, to the point that it was impossible to have a conversation. i believe he sent it away to be fixed... dunno if it worked or not - we almost solely talk online or via txt message these days (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 12th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, actually his was still under warrenty so they just replaced it for him. Mine is old enough that I'd have to pay to have it fixed/replaced though, so I'm attempting my own hack job. (:
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