3GS is convinced it's connected to a dock... all the time

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GuitarG20, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

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    My 3GS (4.2.1, JB, 16GB) is convinced that it's connected to a dock almost all the time. I know this because it pops up the message about the dock not being compatible and so not working properly.

    It's annoying because i cannot use headphones to listen to music. I try the trick where you unplug and plug back in to get the output back to the headphones but it seems to reset into thinking it's in a dock about every 15 seconds or so.

    Battery life is down to >4 hours because of this. that's not acceptable, and i can't listen to music.

    Is there something wrong with the dock connector? how do i fix it?
     
  2. Eluded macrumors newbie

    Eluded

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    most likely the dock connections are touching, try using another connector to straighten them out
     
  3. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    use a toothbrush to clean the port from dust... trust me this works
     
  4. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

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    if only i had an extra toothbrush in my dorm room xD
     

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