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stevendaniel91
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-24-2013
My Device: Blackberry Q10

Q10 earpiece not working

Has anyone else had a problem or issue with their earpiece on the Q10 not working at all. I can make phone calls but only on speaker phone, or through the headphone jack. Phone hasn't been put in water or anything else, just stopped working one day last week.

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,785
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Q10 earpiece not working

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness shows up, the first thing to try is a proper reboot:

  • Pre-BB10 Devices ONLY. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes.
  • BB10 Devices. Hold the top button down until the counter reaches zero. Wait for the device to be fully shut down (e.g., nothing at all displayed on the screen, no LED lights, etc.). Hold the top button until the red LED is lit. Wait through the full boot-up process. If this fails, you can attempt the battery-pull method above, but it is normally NOT recommended unless nothing else works.

See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Good luck!


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stevendaniel91
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-24-2013
My Device: Blackberry Q10

Re: Q10 earpiece not working

Thanks for the advice. I tried both shutting it down and the battery pull and neither worked. I was hoping it was something as simple as that or as a software update (which I did) and nothing. Looks like I'll have to take it in to get fixed.

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,785
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Q10 earpiece not working

Yup...as always, with devices designed and built by humans, the defect rate will be greater than zero. From what you describe, you are in that unlucky group.

Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
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