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10-04-2011, 08:20 PM #1iPhone 3GS Headphone Jack not working properly - Help
I have a US version of 3GS.
One day after having plugged in an audio line to my stereo, started to hear static noises to the stereo and noticed the right speaker sounding weird. I tried the original earphones and the right side was indeed broken. Either there was huge static, loss of audio, or just nothing at all.
I'm living in China and I have tried going to the Apple store here. They cannot help since their 3GS have only Wi-Fi, therefore the part is different. They cannot order the part from the US since customs will not allow that. I guess the cost for the repair would be high anyway.
I saw some sites saying that there might be something inside that have moved. I tried moving the earphone jack slowly inside and out. If I insert the headphone jack slowly and not all the way inside, I can still hear both sides to be on clearly. However, inserting it all the way in, the problem comes up again.
Anyone having experience in solving situations like this?
10-04-2011, 08:24 PM #2
There's probably gunk/dust in the headphone jack, this happens to me alot
Shine a flashlight down in it and get it out with a toothpick/screwdriver or go to an apple store and ask them to they do it for free possible appointment needed
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10-04-2011, 09:00 PM #3
I did try to clean the dust out. Using the Compressed Gas Can, cotton-tip, and tape on a paperclip.
I also went to the Apple store to ask them to help me to clean it. Still no go.
Is there any other way?