Carrier ipod touch 4g apple headphone problem

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tomtanojevic, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. tomtanojevic macrumors member

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    i haver an 8gb ipod touch and iphone 5s ear pods and when i try to change songs using the earpod remote nothing happens. i have tried numerous apple headphones and nothing happens. i no its the ipod because my old 4th gen would always work with earpods. will apple replace this opr is there an easy fix?
     
  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Which generation is it? Any iPod touch 2nd gen and newer should work fine with the inline remote on the headphones. So if it's the first gen (no speaker or volume buttons) that would be why.

    Another thing to check is the headphone jack itself. Grab a flashlight and see if there is anything in it. I get pocket lint in mine all the time and have to used compressed air and a paperclip/safety pin to remove it. It can get in the way of the pin used for the remote, or if it builds up enough, can keep it from making contact at all and therefore having no audio at all.

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  3. tomtanojevic thread starter macrumors member

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    oh sorry its a 4th gen
     
  4. tomtanojevic thread starter macrumors member

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    this did'nt work. if its a month out of warrenty and cracked will apple replace it?
     
  5. Alestar macrumors newbie

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    Hi you might want to try this little trick that worked for me , take a small piece of tin foil and rap it around your headphone input jack , just up to the first black line on the jack , then insert it into your jack port , don't worry if the foil remains in there as that is what you want , anyway it worked for me !!!
     
  6. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    No. You didn't take care of it, which voids your warranty to start, and it ran out, meaning it's voided even if you overlook the fact that you damaged it.

    This is one of the most idiotic things I've ever, and I mean EVER, read. That's a good way to short out the entire headphone jack by linking multiple pins together. The fact that you're recommending this as some kind of miracle cure is absolutely asinine.
     
  7. Alestar macrumors newbie

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    Well I never said anything about mirical cure , it just worked for me and if you at your wits end you might try it , I never had any problems doing it and as I said it worked for me , just go and pay for a new headphone jack then and get it sorted , instead of looking for some kind of mirical cure, !!!

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    The job is very simple to do it yourself and cheep too , your call

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    Anyway that was a very rude comment , and out of order idiot, sorry to have wasted my knowledge on you
     
  8. ourmountain, Aug 15, 2014
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    "The job" is sticking a piece of tin into your headphone jack, which has multiple connections. The tin will short those connections out as it's one piece connecting to all of them.

    While by some stroke of clearly dumb luck yours still works, it doesn't mean that it isn't an idiotic idea being spouted off by someone who can't even form a proper sentence. You have no concept of how the connections of the headphone jack work, and the advice you're giving can potentially damage the devices of others.

    The expression you're looking for is "out of line". "Out of order" is an expression used to describe something that is broken, such as an elevator or a vending machine.

    I'll also point out that you're the one to start name calling. I may have derided your idea, which is still a very, very stupid one, but I never directly called you a name.

    And still haven't.
     
  9. Alestar macrumors newbie

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    Sure you have so much knowledge of how headphones work , that's why your looking for advice from people who might know something about why yours don't work , when I said get it repaired its a simple job to do yourself , I meant stop being a ***** cat buy a new headphone jack an fix it your self , it's a simple job for someone esp. with your apparent knowledge , I mean I have fixed many iPod touches and headphone jack has to be one of the easiest jobs you don't even need to remove the motherboard fully ....

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    You clearly did not read my reply fully , or you would have seen I was referring to replacing the jack yourself , simple
     
  10. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    I'm not the OP, so I'd recommend learning to read usernames. It'll help you to not make an ass of yourself in the future.

    I'm not here looking for help, only to point out that your advice is not only wrong, but dangerous to the device. I personally wouldn't trust you to clean a McDonald's toilet properly, let alone an electronic device.

    As someone with actual experience in the audio field, primarily with hardware, I assure you that I have far more experience than you ever will, and that you're giving bad advice to the original poster, who is the one requesting advice.
     
  11. Alestar, Aug 16, 2014
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    Alestar macrumors newbie

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    Well maybe your toilet talk says it all ,
    McDonald !!! I mean you go there !!! as a chef having worked at 5 star Hotels most of my life I wouldn't be seen dead in there , never mind expecting to discuss with any degree of intelligence, some body who clearly has no class or decorum,stop making an ass of myself ??? Who do you think you are ???you used the word "assume" , well you just made an ass of your self by assuming that , you know what? , your not worth my time good buy...get a job with domesticity services , if you have enough humility , probably not , your too special !!!
     
  12. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    Thanks for noticing.

    As for McDonald's, no - I don't go there. Though I'd trust their toilet cleaner more than you.

    And as for you working in 5 star restaurants, I doubt that. But I suppose they need their toilets cleaned as well.
     

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