Month old iPad background hiss problem

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by merv1, May 3, 2012.

  1. merv1
    Offline

    merv1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    songkhla
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    initially don't recall this problem. When audio is required .. whether video or music app started, a background annoying hiss that stays in background, like the tape hiss of yesteryear. if the say music player is paused or stopped the hiss continues for 8 seconds, then shuts off. awful feeling it's hardware related. tried cold boot, resets etc. no avail. have read some others same problem. Your suggestions would be appreciated. I'm not in home country so Apple stores aren't closeby (working in Thailand). what do you think about (groan) a full restore? cheers Merv.
  2. giradman
    Offline

    giradman iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,497
    Thanks Received:
    830
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +897 / 0
    Hi Merv - welcome to the forum! :)

    Not sure that I can be of much help, but a few thoughts - did you do the 'Reset' using both the on-off & home buttons as explained HERE; I'm assuming that you did but no harm checking.

    Also appears that your sound was working well at the start? Did you noticed any issues when this occurred? Not sure which iPad you own and what iOS is running, but did you 'jailbreak' the device, and if so did the sound problem relate to that change?

    Is the sound problem w/ all apps/music/etc? Are you listening via the built-in speakers and/or headphone jack - does the problem persist w/ both of these options? Just a few suggestions - good luck and wish you had an Apple store close by since you'd likely get a free replacement - :(
  3. merv1
    Offline

    merv1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    songkhla
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Sorry for late reply. Still got problem audio hiss thru headphone jack and now worse. Have an ipad2.
    Tried the mute/unmute toggle setting. Tried the full restart (full power off/on) etc. all to no avail.
    I feel it is a hardware issue. Bad connection jack or internal fault?! In October12 I return to Australia.
    Will see the Apple store for a replacement as this is only about 3 months old or less, even now! Hmmm.
    Cheers
  4. merv1
    Offline

    merv1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    songkhla
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Oh, forgot. My iPad original. IOS 5.1. Not jail broken. Headphone jack outlet audio main problem. Dock connector ok.
    Merv
  5. f4780y
    Offline

    f4780y Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    7,109
    Thanks Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Troon, Scotland
    Ratings:
    +635 / 0
    That does sound as though there is a hardware electrical short somewhere I'm afraid. I had a similar thing on my first iPhone4.
    Since you are on 5.1, I would suggest you update to 5.1.1 first just to double check. Apple will insist you have restored to the latest IOS, so it is best to get that out of the way. But chances are it's hardware and not software related. A quick trip to the Apple store to demonstrate the hiss should see you get the unit swapped out for new one on the spot.

    Let us know how you get on.
  6. merv1
    Offline

    merv1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    songkhla
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    iPad hiss

    Yes, many thanks for your suggestion and response. Will post again later .. Re progress :). Merv

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
hissing noise coming from ipad headphone jack
,
ipad 2 hissing
,
ipad 4 hissing
,
ipad hisses when playing music
,

ipad hissing sound

,
ipad2 hiss
,
stop an ipad 2 from hissing