11/09/2011, 01:15 AM
I am about to fling my Pre3 across the room and revert back to my old faithful Pre. There are two issues - one mildly annoying, one a show stopper.
The mildly annoying is the habit of the device when in a web site to suddenly, without warning, show the rotating progress icon thingy then do a full page reload. I didn't ask for a full page reload, I didn't want a full page reload, and my Pre2 didn't have a fetish for full page records. Am also irritated by the skipping of music when you're doing other things - again, something that the Pre2 handled fine.
But the show stopper for me is the inexplicable death of all audio. Randomly it seems as if the entire audio subsystem dies and a reboot is needed to get it back. However, music still works which means the only way to notice it is to receive or make a call. If you are alert enough you'll notice that dialling a number doesn't produce tones for each number. If you're not alert enough or it's an incoming call expect not to hear your caller.
Searching around the forums, I find that the TP most commonly has this issue but little about it on the Pre3 - which gives me hope it's just me. I've tried Pulseaudio Restarter - no joy.
Pre-empting "visit to the doctor" suggestions - I know that's the default position of last resort, but to be quite frank if that's my only option I'd be more likely to just pull the Pre2 again...
edit: just seen this thread...
not sure if mods think a merge is in order, as my second issue would seem to be the same. However, I would submit that this isn't the old headset bug in another form, as mine seems to happen randomly with or without headset involvement - and a reboot sorts it out.