My iPod hisses after audio recording. Why?

wandelent7

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Can you tell me what has happened to my iPod Touch 4th Gen? Every time I record audio or video with audio it has a strong hiss behind the audio. It used to never do this now all of a sudden it does. Can you please tell me what is wrong?

Joseph
 

mawhardware

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This happens to me, too, but I used to get crystal-clear recordings. I have tried every recording app I have and it does the same thing -- my audio source very faint below the prominent hiss. Anybody found a solution to this, or what started causing it?

Thanks.
 

mawhardware

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I have since resolved this myself, AFTER the Apple "Genius" offered to replace it with a refurb for $99. I found on another site that a guy had taken a toothpick and gently flicked it around inside the microphone hole. Fixed his problem -- and mine! Obviously some speck of dirt or something else had become lodged in there and was preventing the microphone from working properly.

So, I hope this helps somebody.