Yanking headphones out

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

    Life will go on.
     
  3. jcorbin
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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.
     
  4. w00t951
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    Straight angle? No harm. Sharp angle? Could break your headphones and, given enough force, your headphone jack.
     
  5. utahusker
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    You should be fine. The headphone cables are more delicate than the jack.
     
  6. ucfgrad93
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    I think you will be ok. I wouldn't make a habit of it though.
     
  7. Applejuiced
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    It will hurt a little but she might like that:D
     
  8. TaylorMatsu
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    If its a straight pull out it will be fine. Angled yanks can damage the phone if its hard enough
     
  9. Beeplance
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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.
     
  10. scaredpoet
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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.
     
  11. takeshi74
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    Yup, they can. Did it? It should be obvious to you if it did or not.
     

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