iPhone headphone jack not working properly

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dexio, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    About a few hours ago, my iPhone 3GS's headphone jack stopped working as it used to. I put the headphones in all the way into the jack, and sound from the headphones sounds distorted and bassless. However, if I put the headphones thingymajiggy halfway in the jack, my music sounds fine. I have tested the headphones in other devices and the sound works fine. Can anyone help?! D:
     
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    Dr Sam Beckett

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    ouch! if the headphones are working fine in other devices then your port is more than likely A) needs cleaned or B) something is broken..and hardware needs replaced
     
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    Interstella5555

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    you probably have dust/lint/gremlins/a dragon in there, try blowing out the jack or seeing if you can see anything in there.
     
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    Rocko1

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    The contact are either worn or corroded. You can try to get some electrical contact cleanr-Deoxit 5-is the best in the world. Spray the headphone male plug then work it in and out. If that doesn't cure it you need to replace the jack.
     
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    FixBrokeni

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    Most likely a faulty headphone jack. You'd be surprised what gets accumulated over time in that small hole...
     
  6. macrumors member

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    twss
     
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    FixBrokeni

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    I knew I'd get someone to say it :p
     

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