Now I know what's really wrong; my iPhone thinks headphones are always connected

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GuitarG20, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

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    iPhone 3GS, 4.2.1 JB

    my iPhone is convinced that I always have headphones plugged in. I cannot make calls without a headset, and also it does not ring, which annoys me.

    Is there anything I can do to try and alleviate this?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Plug the headphones in and remove them maybe?
    Clear out any dirt or anything that might be stuck in there.
    You dont have any water damage right.
    Sometimes people think its ok to talk on their iphone in the rain even if its a light drizzle.
    If a few drops of water fall inside the headphone jack hole it might cause damage.
     
  3. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I never talk in the rain...

    I've tried inserting and removing headphones more than once.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes. I've tried just about everything I can think of... and it's not under warranty anymore either.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed with applejuice, sounds like water damage or hardware
     
  8. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    water's never gotten even near my phone though... ><
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    My iPhone (original) did this a couple of times.

    To resolve it I used a cotton bug and some cleaning alcohol and cleaned the inside of the headphone port. It took a few goes before it had been cleaned enough to start working again.

    Your mileage may vary.
     

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