iPhone won't use internal ear-piece

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by R.Youden, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    My original iPhone has developed a fault in that it thinks the headphones are always plugged in. I can't use the internal ear-piece to make a call and whenever I adjust the volume is says:

    ringer (headphone)

    I can't use the speaker phone to play music.

    I imagine that somewhere along the line the iPhone thinks the headphones are still plugged in either a firmware glitch or the sensor has failed. I have cleaned out the headphone socket and that is fine. I had restarted the phone with not improvement and I will try a full restore tonight.

    I am off to an Apple store to pick up the new 3G iPhone tomorrow, do you think my current phone is sulking?

    Has anyone else ever seen this problem? I think I may have heard about it before but not 100% sure.

  2. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Well I managed to fix it, I plugged / unplugged my headphones repeatedly and it is OK now.

    Thanks for you your help

    Oh wait.....


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