Microphone replacement parts for Moto X 2nd (Moto X2)
While replacing USB connector I’ve damaged main microphone - with hot air or soldering paste got into the holes. Recorded sound is super quiet. I’ve tried to clean them up with IPA and compressed air but that didn’t help.
There’re 4 mics on this phone: 2 front facing near the bottom grill, one back facing in the top and second back facing in the bottom between 2 front facing ones. Sound is recorded properly during video recording and loud speaker phone calls but not in recorder app or normal phone calls. I assume bottom front facing ones are broken (please correct me if I’m wrong).
Those would be this golden ones in the center of that picture:
Here’s the board view and schematics:
This phone is quiet old but still very capable so I wanted to fix it and give someone who can still benefit from it. Unfortunately I’m unable to find dedicated microphones for this device anywhere. There’re bunch of “generic” Motorola microphones and similar for different devices like Moto G on Aliexpress but I don’t know which one would work.
How can I find a suitable replacement microphones?