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  • Surgery for broken iPhone Headphone jack

    Posted on July 4th, 2010 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    If your iPhone, iPod or iABC device’s headphone is not working, or if you hear the sound but can not change the song or use the button on the cable at all, then this blog post may help you keep your money in your pocket.

    To make this long story short: Your audio jack may have dirt in it and this may be preventing your “remote control” signals from reaching to the device.

    Fix: Clean it up!

    Warnings: DO NOT try to clean it with a screwdriver, wire or any sharp objects, including needle. Why? You can make holes on the backside of the audio jack and you may also ruin everything.

    How i fixed it: I opened my iPhone. ( doing so may (and probably is going to) void your warranty ) Removed screws till i’m free to move out the audio jack a little. I had to move it out so i can open it’s bottom. Here is what i removed from it:

    ( After the surgery, you see the bullet on the right below the coin )

    How you can fix it: Get your device to Apple and they will remove it quickly. If you don’t want to do that, try your chance and try to remove the dirt with a non-sharp / rubbery object. If you are so confident, you can try sharp objects too, but be very careful. If that doesn’t work, then you’ll have to open it.

    Result: Perfectly fully working headphones!