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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Yanking headphones out

Can yanking the headphones out hurt the headphone jack? I was talking with my headphones in and my dog jumped down and yanked them out.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Can yanking the headphones out hurt the headphone jack? I was talking with my headphones in and my dog jumped down and yanked them out.

If I yank on your hair, does it hurt? Maybe a little.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thank you for such wisdom. I just meant can it damage any contacts or anything. I mean I know it's essentially just removing the headphones really quickly. I just want to keep this phone nice for as long as I can.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Straight angle? No harm. Sharp angle? Could break your headphones and, given enough force, your headphone jack.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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You should be fine. The headphone cables are more delicate than the jack.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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I think you will be ok. I wouldn't make a habit of it though.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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If I yank on your hair, does it hurt? Maybe a little.
It will hurt a little but she might like that
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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If its a straight pull out it will be fine. Angled yanks can damage the phone if its hard enough
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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I'll worry more about your headphones than the headphone jack itself. Headphones tend to be more brittle, and the tip of the plug is often susceptible/prone to damage more than the other areas. Therefore, I'm often more careful with that area when pulling the headphones out.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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If the headphone and jack are both still working, then it should be fine. I'd be careful not to let the dog yank 'em out again though.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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Can yanking the headphones out hurt the headphone jack?
Yup, they can. Did it? It should be obvious to you if it did or not.
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