The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
  1. Makubex1980's Avatar
    Ok so im sick of waiting till MSFT gonna give an answer so today 'm gonna void my warranty and replace the microphone myself.

    Ill keep you guys posted.

    20150929_085841-large-.jpg20150929_085845-large-.jpg20150929_085858-large-.jpg


    So after replacing the microphone i had audio again on the left side when recording in landscape. but the sound was of lower volume. Must be the microphone i ordered because its a replica.
    Then took an old 520 with eMMC problems and took the mic from that one and soldered it on the 930 and guess what, all is good now. All call functions function properly in normal and speaker mode. Video in portrait has audio again too.
    Wish i did this sooner....

    So there you have it guys, no need for a new mainboard just a new mic.
    Last edited by Makubex1980; 09-29-2015 at 03:29 AM.
    vodda, bells0, fjordstrom and 4 others like this.
    09-29-2015 02:11 AM
  2. Juan Esteban Divito's Avatar
    Thank you very much for your post! Is it hard to de-soldering and re-soldering the new mic? I could get some L520 mics for a few bucks...
    11-05-2015 11:58 AM
  3. Mark Verhagen's Avatar
    No it's not that hard, just heat it up with a heat station like this w w w .dhgate.com/product/220v-atten-858a-at858a-hot-air-station-heat/140143938.html

    The tricky part is putting a new one back without damaging the mic's film. if you heat it up too much it breaks so you need to protect the mic's hole so heat does not go in there.
    12-24-2015 06:24 AM
  4. Saber Owji's Avatar
    i couldnt find Lumia 520 mic :|
    can you show me where is it and replace it with which one in Lumia 930 ?
    12-27-2015 06:13 AM
  5. Guillermo R's Avatar
    did you replace one mic or both top mics?
    12-29-2015 10:56 AM
  6. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Where did you get the replacement mics? What is it's official name?
    01-05-2016 12:15 PM
  7. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Would this be the replacement part needed for this repair:
    Nokia Lumia 930 Microphone - ETrade Supply

    And any guess as to whether it's the same quality as the original Nokia HAAC mic?
    01-06-2016 03:08 PM
  8. Tripplex PC-Tech's Avatar
    can you please tell us the status of the mic replacement so far i.e. is it still working as of now. Mark Verhagen
    01-12-2016 04:31 AM
  9. jeag888's Avatar
    No it's not that hard, just heat it up with a heat station like this w w w .dhgate.com/product/220v-atten-858a-at858a-hot-air-station-heat/140143938.html

    The tricky part is putting a new one back without damaging the mic's film. if you heat it up too much it breaks so you need to protect the mic's hole so heat does not go in there.
    Is the 520's mic HAAC? Can you post some video samples taken with the repaired device? (ideally under high amplitude audio source like concert etc).
    Tech service in my country refuses to repair my 930 (sent it 3 times already!) but I can get a defective 520 for parts for around 15 bucks and try it out.
    01-30-2016 03:31 PM
  10. jeag888's Avatar
    Is the 520 mic HAAC? might try it out
    01-30-2016 03:42 PM
  11. Tripplex PC-Tech's Avatar
    Its a risky thing if you don't know what your doing.
    01-31-2016 06:09 PM
  12. jeag888's Avatar
    I mean, I might try and get a cheap 520 and then ask some independent tech to replace the mic, I'm not going to do it by myself.
    But that's why I am asking if the mic on the 520 is HAAC so it is the same quality as the 930 mic
    02-01-2016 09:31 AM
  13. swiz#WP's Avatar
    Is there some kind of software test because I have problems recording audio on windows 10? I do not want to go back to 8.1 to test the microphones and I am not so techy and do not want to open the phone.
    02-02-2016 01:02 PM
  14. jeag888's Avatar
    Is there some kind of software test because I have problems recording audio on windows 10? I do not want to go back to 8.1 to test the microphones and I am not so techy and do not want to open the phone.
    Windows 10 records in mono trough the earpiece mic (a.k.a. 2nd mic), so if you have trouble recording audio I'm pretty sure you have the issue.
    To be sure you'll have to go back to 8.1 and record a video in landscape mode, check the audio levels trough headphones on the device or downloading the file to your pc. Of course you can check that too if you have old video files recorded in 8.1
    02-02-2016 08:45 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-29-2015, 01:12 AM
  2. Out This Week on Xbox One: NBA 2K16, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, and more!
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 06:11 PM
  3. Project Spark going completely free on October 5
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 05:00 PM
  4. I cannot pin the Phone app to start screen. The option is greyed out.
    By WPCentral Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 03:07 PM
  5. [Help] Moving or copying a file problems?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 01:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD