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Can anyone help me figure out the issue here?

post #1 of 10
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/683759/messed-up-jack-or-cable/0_100#post_9849000

The headphones work perfect on other iphones except mine yet other headphones work perfect on my phone, very odd...
post #2 of 10

In all probability your phones have a faulty connection somewhere that only shows up sometimes. Connect them to your iphone and wiggle the lead and plug around.

 

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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Whats weird is that its only with my phone, they work perfectly with other iphones, whats weird is that other headphones work perfect with my phone so I cant even tell where the actual problem is; the phone or the headphone...
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Whats weird is that its only with my phone, they work perfectly with other iphones, whats weird is that other headphones work perfect with my phone so I cant even tell where the actual problem is; the phone or the headphone...

 

It's probably just a coincidence. It's just possible that there's a combination of a misshapen socket + a misshapen plug or something odd, a bit of dirt in the wrong place, but the chances are that you've just misinterpreted the results. Faulty headphones due to intermittent wiring are common. The chances are that your headphones are faulty, but because they worked when you tried them with somebody else's iphone you're hung up on thinking 'weird!!!'. The chance of a fault in your iphone is smaller than that of a fault with the phones, but still possible.

 

This fault is something simple, almost certainly something you can find just by looking closely at the affected parts instead of focussing on how unusual the circumstances are.

 

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post #5 of 10

^I agree 

 

If you have compressed air try to clean out the headphone jack on your phone to blow out any dust/hair etc that could be blocking a good connection.  When you have a source that plays back with out any problems wiggle around the plug on your headphones (as said before) You might need to chop off the 3.5mm headphone jack on your headphones and solder on a new one (easy cheap process)  

 

Do some trouble shooting and tell us what you find. 

post #6 of 10

Is your phone in some sort of case? If so try taking the phone out of the case. 

 

It is not unheard of for cases to partially obscure the headphone port, and interfere with the fit of some plugs.

 

If the phone is not in a case, or trying the thing without the case does not help, carry on with standard troubleshooting. 

post #7 of 10

I agree with Wakibaki- Logic says that it  is the socket but you never answered his post - repeat-Did you try moving it about in the socket as it was playing? To me it sounds like you have bent/broken one of the contacts in the socket  by maybe pushing it in roughly . If not then you have jerked the the cable to the side putting undue force on the contacts and damaging them. 

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post
 

Is your phone in some sort of case? If so try taking the phone out of the case.

 

It is not unheard of for cases to partially obscure the headphone port, and interfere with the fit of some plugs.

 

If the phone is not in a case, or trying the thing without the case does not help, carry on with standard troubleshooting.

 

^ this.

 

With some cases, you can't even tell that the plug is not going in all the way.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by tomb View Post
 

With some cases, you can't even tell that the plug is not going in all the way.

Agreed, if I want to recable a headphone to work with most phone cases, I use a skinny necked Oyaide plug, otherwise there's a high likelihood it won't fit well.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Sprayed with an air can and it works again! I also used another iem and it brought out some lint.

Looks like there was link in there deep down from the pockets.
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