Headphone jack has broken off in iPhone 3G headphone socket

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cousin Dirk, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2008
    London, UK

    So, I plugged in a 3.5mm jack plug into my iPhone 3G to test an audio system, and on removing it, the end broke off, and is now stuck in the iPhone headphone socket. I'm talking just the tip here, the piece at the end before the first contact.

    I'm not really sure what to do. I guess, I need to find some long, narrow tweezers, and hope I can pry it out. Is this something that Apple would be able to help me with? Or do I have a semi-bricked iPhone now, since I'm unable to make or receive any calls with it?

    Any help? :confused:
  2. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Take it to a genius. If you try to dig it out yourself you are likely to cause more problems.
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008

    A genius is probably your best bet!

    P.S.: What in the World were you doing with the pin..... it's supposed to be 3.5mm of metal!
  4. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    I'd talk to Apple about this, don't fuss about yourself. If you get an ******* at the Genius Bar, then I would see about action against the company who's product you had plugged in the iPhone.
  5. Cousin Dirk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2008
    London, UK
    To be honest, it was a piece of cable that has probably been used and abused by lecturers over its lifetime. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to just break, or I wouldn't have been stupid enough to put it in my two-week old iPhone.

    Hey ho, I'll see if I can get a genius appointment and try to get it sorted on my lunchbreak tomorrow. Until then, thank god I still have my first gen iPhone to use as a backup!

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