The little ring around the headphone port came off...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by grifta67, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. grifta67 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone!

    I had been having some headphone problems where almost anything I plugged in just wouldn't stay seated. It would either completely come out or I would only get one channel of sound. I was elated today to find out that it was from the silliest of reasons... pocket lint!

    Using a paper clip, I removed a couple gobs of lint from my headphone port and now my headphone jacks all fit perfectly. The issue is that while doing this, I managed to pull off the small grey ring that sits at the top of the port. It had an a metallic-sort of backing to it but I can't seem to figure out what it's purpose was. My headphones all work fine without this piece being there, so I don't think it's anything essential, but I'm still curious.

    So, anyone know what that little grey ring is??

    Thanks!
    -Sean
     
  2. iRob213 macrumors member

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    Is that not the litmus, water damage test strip possibly?
     
  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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  4. grifta67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iRob, nah I believe that is deeper down in the headphone port.

    Sparky, any idea what sort of antenna? Phone calls, wifi and GPS all work fine since it came off.
     
  5. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Cell antenna, but the chrome around the phone is also used for that so it shouldn't effect it too much.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You have no idea what you're talking about; the antenna is traced on the motherboard.
     
  7. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    "iPhone 3G delivers UMTS, HSDPA, GSM, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR in one compact device — using only two antennas. Clever iPhone engineering integrates those antennas into a few unexpected places: the metal ring around the camera, the audio jack, the metal screen bezel, and the iPhone circuitry itself."

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/wireless.html

    Doesn't get any more specific than that.
     

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