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    The headphone jack on my Bionic doesn't seem to work at all. When I plug in headphones, music/audio still comes out of the phones speaker. Is there something I need to enable or is my jack just non functional? I know others have had issues with Hissing and crackling which pushing and manipulating the jack can affect. I get nothing at all. Any ideas?
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    Either you are not pushing it in all the way or it is broken. If it's all the way pushed in (till it stops) and these headphones work in other things, bring the phone back.
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    Yeah had to exchange it tonight. Major bummer having to spend the time at the verizon store. The only plus was the Verizon Rep was a super cute lass. Gonna spend tomorrow recustomizing the phone the way I had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traprock View Post
    The headphone jack on my Bionic doesn't seem to work at all. When I plug in headphones, music/audio still comes out of the phones speaker. Is there something I need to enable or is my jack just non functional? I know others have had issues with Hissing and crackling which pushing and manipulating the jack can affect. I get nothing at all. Any ideas?

    i read up on what everyone said here so i flashed a light on the headphone jack and saw that it was filled with lint but was barly visible if you take a paper clip and pick at it you can remove the lint and i think the metal part on the inside is supposed to touch the headphone cause before that it was not working but now it works fine. so i do beleive most off us if not all of us have a simple problem with lint and dont even know it so try that before you return your phones
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    "i read up on what everyone said here so i flashed a light on the headphone jack and saw that it was filled with lint but was barly visible if you take a paper clip and pick at it you can remove the lint and i think the metal part on the inside is supposed to touch the headphone cause before that it was not working but now it works fine. so i do beleive most off us if not all of us have a simple problem with lint and dont even know it so try that before you return your phones"

    I just tried the lint issue and it worked! haha, i stuck a paperclip into it and after a few tries a huge piece of lint popped out and my headphones work now. thanks!
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    Yes, unbelievably, the paperclip trick does work. I was having a problem playing music from Pandora or Spotify through my new head unit, found this article, cleaned out the jack and low and behold it works. Thanks for the tip.
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    Had the same problem the other day. Thank God for the internet. Found the paper clip trick in about five mins. I wonder how many phones were sent back because of this. Got to do some research
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    Ran into this issue too... sadly, mine was lint. Had to RMA.
    I'd bet Cory's arm on it!
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    i made an account here just to say whoever posted about the lint lmfao your a god ... miones been messed uo for 2 weeks and its brand new.. got a super small peice of lint out and bang works fine..lmao you could barley see it.. thanx
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    Also my first post here thanks to this thread. I had this issue a while back and it had seemed to resolve itself. Then it happened again today. Sure enough I dug out 2 huge wads of lint and it works fine now.
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    Also I found after I use my lapdock, all audio will play through the speaker even with headphones plugged in. If I restart my phone it fixes it so it could be a software bug too.

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    Thanks for the tip! I had to use a can of compressed air to really clean it out, but now it's good as new.
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    Thanks for posting this solution.

    Now, if the poor camcorder quality issue could be fixed this easily.
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    I recently had an issue with the earphone jack on my Droid Bionic!!! I use my hands free cord in the car as well as other accessories and got no sound coming through. I replaced the cord at first trying to go from least expensive problem and move from that point. Once I went through all of my trouble shooting I had to replace the handset. Motorola needs to work on this issue. I had the same issue with my Droid X. Smh!!! There are laws in Michigan with regards to using the phone while in the car without a hands free device. This is a major issue for me!!! *justventing*
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    No doubt. I was totally skeptical. I almost gave up, but sure enough a little wad came out and they work perfect.
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    I had an issue with the head phone jack. Good call on pocket lint!!!!!
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    This happens to me periodically, after you plug it in spin/rotate the earphone plug while inserted. Its as if the contacts are dirty and it cannot detect the plug. Hope this helps.
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    I could not believe it but sure enough I wear jeans and other cotton based pants. Lint got into the headphone jack. Took a picture of the lint now they work great.
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    Lol wow. Gonna try this trick later when I get a paper clip. I had already got a refurb phone that I sent back unopened because I'm not gonna deal with the hassle of setting it up over a minor issue and risk more major issues with the refurb.

    Side note: Is a headphone icon supposed to show in notifications? At the store, I got the warranty approval because that never showed in the notifications bar. I've never seen that, even when the headphone jack worked right (I frequently use it).
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    Ok, first off, the paperclip trick worked for me.

    Second of all, I was on the phone with Verizon for something else today and remembered this thread. I asked the lady if they had anything in their knowledge base about this issue. She said it wasn't in the list of known issues and made a report about it to send to her supervisor. So there's a chance the lint concern could become part of the official knowledge base and hopefully help out more people.
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    Solution (for me): There was lint in headphone jack so I bent the end of a pin with some pliers and ripped it out. Just make sure you use a flashlight so you don't do damage to any of the prongs.

    I also took an alcohol wipe (get them at a pharmacy) and pushed it down there with a paperclip to clean off all the prongs. Works like new
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    good to know im not the only one! it wont work no matter what i do on my Huawei Ascend 2 but the thing is, its a TracPhone cuz i dont have to pay allot for bills and anyway, what do i do? theres no lint and i pushed it in all the way. it has to be postioned a certain way but then i have to hold there and the slightest movement makes it play our loud again
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    Yo...Thanks for the info. My son was freakin out because his headphone jack wasn't working after giving the phone to my wife and running his marathon. I guess she needs to clean out her purse because it was lint or something else down in the headphone jack.

    THANK YOU!
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    I dropped my Android from a very small distance while the headphones were plugged in, but it probably landed on the headphone side and something is bent slightly. After reading all the posts and fiddling about a little I discovered that if I put not very great down-pressure on the jack while it was plugged in it worked. I then got a medium sized document clip and attached it both to the jack end (plugged in) and the Android's cover. All is well. It just means carrying around a small extra bit of tackle. I hope this works for somebody.
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    Wow. I never would have believed that the jack was contaminated. I examined the jack using high tech illuminated scope, but could not see a problem. I tried compress air with no result. Then I tried scraping the jack contacts (blindly!) with a paper clip. Success! I could both listen with 3 pin headphones (for the first time) and the speaker silenced (for the first time). Until now, the speaker continued to play and no signal went to the plugged-in device.

    -Ted
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