Did you guys ever see that before? No sound

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This is another strange thing that happen to my other iPad, I can't turn the sound on, when I go to move the slider in settings I can hear the ringer, but other then that I can't hear my keyboard clicks or anything else, games are voice less, and then look at the pic
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Try this:
Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings
 

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Done , still the same


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Done , still the same
The problem is likely a dirty dock port. Try cleaning it with a new toothbrush and some compressed air. Apple sometimes uses an exacto knife to scrape inside of it, but I can't recommend doing that since it could damage it if done improperly. I'd start with gentle tools. Let me know if that works.
 

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No look at the pic again, sound actually work only ringtone, when u look at the pic the bar for adjust other sounds is gone, I can't make it louder or lower


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I know. A dirty dock port can cause that volume knob to disappear.
 

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Yes, seriously. Debris, dirt or buildup in the dock port can cause the volume slider to disappear like yours has. A lot of people have fixed the problem by cleaning the port.
 

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The software can discern dirt on the dock port and is programmed to hide the knob on the slider until the dock port is cleaned?

Now that is amazing. Is it just the iPad or can I get this to happen on my iPod?

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The software can discern dirt on the dock port and is programmed to hide the knob on the slider until the dock port is cleaned?

Now that is amazing. Is it just the iPad or can I get this to happen on my iPod?
Yeah. It's really not that amazing. We put men on the moon and brought them back using computers with less processing power than that iPad has. That's amazing.
 

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Yes, seriously. Debris, dirt or buildup in the dock port can cause the volume slider to disappear like yours has. A lot of people have fixed the problem by cleaning the port.
Do you have a reference for this claim?
 

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Yeah. It's really not that amazing. We put men on the moon and brought them back using computers with less processing power than that iPad has. That's amazing.
I have both a 4th and 5th gen iPod. Is it specific to a connector type or are both able the sense a dirty port?

I think Apple should have it display a "requires cleaning" notice say when the port is at the 80% threshold before hiding the volume access/control. I'd consider updating my 4th gen from iOS 5.x to current for such a feature.

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I have both a 4th and 5th gen iPod. Is it specific to a connector type or are both able the sense a dirty port?

I think Apple should have it display a "requires cleaning" notice say when the port is at the 80% threshold before hiding the volume access/control. I'd consider updating my 4th gen from iOS 5.x to current for such a feature.
The volume slider knob can disappear on both models if the port gets dirty enough. It is not a certainty that it will disappear, nor does it have a threshold where it can predict that it can handle 20% more dirt or grime before it will need to be cleaned. I've just seen threads where people said it disappeared and they didn't have audio until after they cleaned the port.