Q-Tip Broke off in headphone jack. Deep in their now after tweezers? what to do?

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  1. SethRogen macrumors 6502

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    I put a Q-Tip Broke headphone jack after water damaged my volume. It worked, but now the Q-Tip broke off... I used a tweezer, and made it so much worse. It's pretty deep in their now.

    I mean I'll take it to the genius bar, but am I screwed? I mean the new iPhone is coming out soon, so I may just wait it out instead of paying $200 if that's the case.

    I can't remember if I have Apple Care on my iPhone.
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    If you have Applecare, it would likely be listed on your Apple Support Profile page.

    BTW: That's why one shouldn't use cue tips in their ears, either...:p
     
  3. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Repairs and Service Coverage: Active
    Your product is covered for eligible hardware repairs and service under Apple's Limited Warranty.
    Estimated Expiration Date: September 20, 2013
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    Does that mean it'll be covered, and I won't have to pay?
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    But lol, my volume problem is fixed just to be clear btw.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Were you trying to use the Q-tip to hide the fact that the water sensor was triggered so you could get a new phone? I've heard people doing that and getting a new phone because it "suddenly" stopped working.

    That being said, you really need some needle point tweezers at best and it sounds like it is too late now. Did you try sucking it out? Really.
     
  5. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Noooo. I have the iPhone 5, no need for another one lol. Until the next one is out.

    I spilled a tad of water last night. Volume was all messed up. Online stuff said stick a Q-Tip to fix it. It worked, i went to take it out.... part of it stayed in.

    I tried pulling it with a Q-tip, didn't work. I tried digging the tweezer into the q-tip to get a better grip... it then got really deep in their while i was trying to pull it out again.

    It's to heavy to suck out... deep in their for tweezers.
     
  6. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Unless you have AppleCare+, you might be charged for repairs. Especially if any water sensors were tripped.
     
  7. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it cost a lot?
     
  8. Merkie macrumors 68020

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  9. Jades macrumors 6502

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    Try using a paper clip instead of tweezers to get it out of there
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Or, perhaps, this...
     

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  13. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Could you try putting a small drop of superglue on the end of a straightened paperclip and then try to get it to adhere to the tip of the paperclip and then pull it out?
     
  14. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Use a paper clip to sort of dig it out, that or a needle. A friend of mine literally had like a quarter inch of compacted lint in his headphone jack once and I got it out with a paper clip.
     
  15. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    The genius is going to look at OP like he's crazy after he hands over a phone with a q-tip, a super glued paper clip, and some tweezers all stuck in the head phone jack.
     
  16. chumps52 macrumors regular

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    Just get something like a lollipop stick, put a drop of super glue on the end and put that in, leave it for about 30 seconds and remove.... Its happened to me before when I dropped my phone when putting headphones on, and it snapped.
     
  17. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    A fish hook with a barb may let you pull it out. Super glue would just ruin the phone jack.
     
  18. chumps52 macrumors regular

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    For me I just used a tiny little drop and it was/is fine :p
     
  19. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    Vaccum? If it's not stuck just that you can't reach it maybe it would suction it right out.
     
  20. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    lolz!
     
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