Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
After many months of enjoyable use of my Google Home Speaker it suddenly stopped responding.
I had changed modem and router and so I had a new WiFi setup and I thought that was the culprit, but resetting the Google Home Speaker by pressing and holding the Mic button for a long time did not fix the problem.
I used Netgear Genie to make certain my Speaker was recognized on my Network.
I then spent a long time on the Internet, searching Google's website for answers.
Finally I called Google and a Tech there talked me through a couple procedures.
But none of them worked either.
I was getting music I wanted to play on the Speaker to play on my cell phone, so I knew the connection with Google Music was good.
I could not find anything on the Web about how to take the speaker apart, to see if there was a bad microphone connection or something visible I could repair.
I had used the Google Home Speaker for a long time, and just as a last effort I put some 91 percent rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip and gently wiped the 2 microphone openings (Yellow arrows).
A significant amount of lint was present on the Q-tip.
I swiped both openings one more time with alcohol using the Q-tip.
The speaker starting working again, perfectly.
I hope this helps someone as frustrated as I was.
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