iPhone Headphones Not Working Properly...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jsquared, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. jsquared macrumors 6502

    jsquared

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    The button on the headphones is faulty at best. I can click it once to pause (sometimes) and double-clicking it is like a 1 in 10 shot of skipping to the next song. Double-clicking usually pauses the song.

    Anyone else have this problem? Do I have to buy a new set or can I try to get a free pair?
     
  2. kes601 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem, I have to twist the connector around to get it to work most of the time. I've tried a couple other headphone / mic combos(non Apple) and they work fine. I am going to wait a month or two and try to get them to exchange just the headphones. I figure exchanging now would probably just get me another faulty pair.
     
  3. jsquared thread starter macrumors 6502

    jsquared

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    I'll try twisting it to see if that helps. Not a long term solution though. I think the last time I went to a MacAuthority store they had iPhone headphones not made by Apple. That still had the mic and fast forwarding controls. I might try those.
     
  4. fraygos macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here ... Its actually beginning to be a problem when answering a call. I answer but they cannot here my voice. I have to disconnect the headphones to talk into it. Not convenient at all. I am also waiting a bit to see if that twist thing works ...
     
  5. fraygos macrumors newbie

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    Other forums found a solution and low and behold it also worked for me. Check your headphone jack port and see if any lint went in there. Basically I used a paper clip to fish it out but you have to be very careful and of course its your responsibility if you scratch something in there. I found a lot of lint in mine ....
     
  6. kes601 macrumors regular

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    Glad it worked for you. Mine has no lint in it though, I never carry mine in my pocket. I gave up trying to use those headphones, another set I have works perfectly. I'll get them exchanged at some point.
     
  7. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    just go to the apple website and to the self service DIY repair section then order a replacement one. They ship a new one out to you before you have to send the defective one back so you aren't with out your earphones. I did this when my right speaker in my headphones stopped working. its all under warranty
     
  8. treytor macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Headphones Not Working Properly...

    Thanks for posting the hint about using the paperclip to clean the lint out of the headphone jack, I just tried it and found 2 huge pieces of lint in there!

    It's already sounding much betting when using the headphones. I never even thought about the fact that I carry my phone in my jeans almost everyday, with the headphone jack facing down into the pocket (where the lint would be)!
     

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