Headphone jack stuck in iPod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Pain, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Pain macrumors regular

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    Today when I was trying my school's headphones, I inserted it into my iPod. I didn't even notice until later when I realized my sound wasn't working (external - this is a 2G). I later realized the metal jack piece is stuck in my iPod. It thinks headphones are still inside, so there is no internal or external sound.

    I should probably take it to the Apple store, but is this fixable? Any ideas/methods on what to do?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Have you tried taking pliers and pulling them out.
     
  3. Pain thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. celticpride678

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    You should still try.
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend who had the same thing happen to his iPhone. He successfully used the tweezers that came with a Swiss Army Knife. Any pair of tweezers are much smaller than pliers.
     
  6. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    This happened to my brothers third gen nano. Apple refused to replace it because te headphones were blocking the water sensor, so they caoulnd replace it. They offered a $99.99 replacement though. Ten they suggested usin the radio remote, so we did, but it won't work on the touch 2G
     
  7. Pain thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...seriously? It blocks the water sensor?! What about on an iPod touch?
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The main water sensor in any iPod, including the iPod touch and iPhone, is at the very end of the headphone plug.
     
  9. Pain thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn, damn.

    So, try what? Tweezers? They don't fit.
     
  10. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Did the plug break off in the jack? Take an 1/8" drill bit and hand twist it in until it grabs something, then keep a little clockwise twist on it as you pull out.

    Let us know what works.
     
  11. Pain thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think I'll attempt using a drill just yet. I tried using a bobpin and trying to grab the piece, but it's too weak.
     
  12. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Don't use a drill. The headphone jack is under the screen. You could damage/crack the screen.
     
  13. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Hate to say this but if all else fails buy your self some nice Bluetooth headphones. Otherwise keep at it with tweezers but a fine drill with extra carefulness is the way to go.
     
  14. Pain thread starter macrumors regular

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    A magnet isn't working, a bobpin isn't working, the tweezers aren't working. Dang.

    I think I have to go to the cellphone store and ask them if they can do anything. Even though it's an iPod touch, it comes REALLY close to an iPhone and the size of the headphone jack is the same, and it has had to happen to someone before.

    If that doesn't work, hello Apple store!
     

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