iPhone 5 headphone jack not activating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shikari89, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. shikari89 macrumors member

    shikari89

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    #1
    I am having a problem with my iPhone 5. My iPhones headphone jack seems to not be functioning at all. When I plug in my headphones, nothing happens. Audio will still come out of the main speaker. I have done a full restore, and it has not helped. I've been able to fix muted headphones before with a q-tip, but so far that has been useless. Has anyone here had anything similar happen to their iPhone?

    My phone is a replacement that I have had for about 5 months with no problems. I am out of warranty.
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    #2
    I'd try taking a pin and fishing around in the jack. I had similar issues with my 5s. Turned out to be a huge amount of lint crushed into the bottom of the jack. Fished it out with a pin.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    A quirt with some compressed air may also be worthwhile.

    Does the jack go all the way in?
     
  4. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    #4
    If you have tried other headphones and they are fully seated, your jack is bad. Air won't help.
     
  5. shikari89 thread starter macrumors member

    shikari89

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    #5
    Well, it looks like I've tried everything possible. Looks like I'm gonna have to do surgery and replace the parts. Thanks guys!
     

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