Dummy plug for headphone port?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by gotzero, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    Looking at my old 3G, it appears that somehow the water sensor in my headphone port is no longer a bright white. The phone works fine and it has never been dropped in water, I just figure that it got hit with a rain drop or drop of sweat since in is exposed whenever I am on the phone.

    I would not like to have any more BS warranty issues from Apple, so I was wondering if there is any kind of dummy plug available for the headphone port? Anyone know of anything? A few searches later, I have only found items for the original iPhone.
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Well, since the iPhone's headphone jack is a standard 1/8" jack, I suppose any plug designed for the original would work for the 3G/3GS.
     
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    This eBay seller offers a dock connector cap and headphone jack cap package:

    Doc Cap and Headphone Jack Cover

    The headphone jack plug has an integrated SIM removal tool. Pretty neat, though I'd never remember it or be able to find it when I needed it.
     
  5. gotzero thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks everyone! Exactly what is was looking for. I kept finding the dock ones, but nothing for headphones.
     
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    Wow what an amazing idea. I had always thought it to be strange that Apple would put a water sensor in the headphone socket which was facing up, exposed to rain. Do they expect you to not use your phone in any kind of light rain? Obviously I wouldn't use it in heavy rain but it's not always possible to get under cover to answer an important phone call.

    I personally think they should have those sockets sealed so even if water did get in, it wouldn't penetrate into the rest of the phone. Dare I say waterproof iPhone!?
     
  7. con500 macrumors regular

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    Heres another...same as the above but a heck of a lot cheaper. Worked out around 65 pence (uk) and does a fantastic job.
    mine came in black tho the pic displays transparent

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15259

    Oh and its FREE shipping
     
  8. fredf macrumors 6502

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    I just got mine yesterday. Although advertised for the 3G, it doesn't fit my 3GS . The one I got isn't anywhere near fitting my phone.

    Even thought this poster did well, many of us got a piece of junk. Cheap, so I'm not out much money. But useless nevertheless.
     
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  13. niksoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have dummy plugs for the headphone, and for the charger/sync area.
    I can sell a set of 6, 2 headphone plugs, and 4 charger plugs for $5.00.
    Considering that they are selling each one for $10 on radtech and elsewhere this is pretty cheap.

    Shoot me an email here or on e.quake@yahoo.com

    Thanks.
     
  14. ebelle macrumors newbie

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    could consider getting the whole set for cheap at www.topicovers.com

    they have the dummy headphone port one as well as the charger pod one.
     
  15. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

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    Wow what a brilliant idea! Are there any headphone covers for the iPhone 4 specifically? I noticed the 3G/3GS ones above are slightly curved on one side which means they will look odd (ie not flush) on an iPhone 4.
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    With a case/bumper you won't see it. The plug I bought has such thin material for the top "flare" that to me it appears flat unless you look very closely.
     

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