iPhone 3GS thinks accessory is plugged in, its not

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eagles58, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. eagles58 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 24, 2010
    #1
    My iPhone thinks that an accessory like an iHome is plugged in, because it keeps asking if i want to switch to airplane mode to reduce interference. However, it is NOT plugged into anything. Not only is it incredibly annoying having that window pop open constantly, but music wont play out of the speakers because it thinks that it is plugged into a dock. I tried cleaning out by waving in front of a vacuum cleaner, and the dock port seems to be clean. I also tried a restart. neither worked PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

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    Madison, WI
    #2
    Sounds like the main symptom of water damage to me.

    Check your moisture sensors. If they're still white take it to Apple.
     
  3. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    It has never been exposed to any moisture. Unless its something in the air, but where are those sensors?
     
  4. jordand321 macrumors member

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    There is a sensor at the bottom of the headphone jack and I think there is also one in the dock connector.
     

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