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  1. Unforgiven88's Avatar
    Ok. It looks like this is a somewhat old thread and the "digging around with a paperclip, toothpick, etc." method works pretty well for everyone. It, however did not work for me. So, with an electron microscope, I peered into the headphone jack on the phone... I noticed at the very top of the 3.5mm hole there is a shiny copper connector at the front side of the hole, that, if you push on it with a toothpick, it moves. Sort of like a tiny switch. Whenever I push the headphone cord toward the little switch, the music cuts out.

    So I took a tiny plastic sticker that happened to be laying around and cut a thin strip off of it (about 1/8 inch x 1 inch), then wrapped it around the "top" of the connector on the headphone cord. ABRACADABRA!! It works with no problem! Music doesn't cut out anymore even when I giggle the cord. I assume that little switch (as I so like to call it) must be for a headset with a mic?? Either way, this is my fix and I thought I would share in case anyone still had problems!

    I tried to upload pics from my other phone but I'm not sure how on this forum
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    04-29-2013 04:27 PM
  2. Michael Grandmaison's Avatar
    ( I would like to point out that the paperclip was Metal not coated in plastice, hence not making an electrical current flow through)

    Hope this helps at least 1 person

    I have a motorola rzr V and I fixed it by getting a small paper clip and bending it straight enough to reach the bottom. I sttuck it doqn to the botom and wiggled it with my music player playing through the speaker. Once i held it in a certain position touchin the bottom metal connection and side connection near the top the speaker finally turned off. I then plugged the headphones in and instantly they worked
    05-04-2013 02:27 PM
  3. sixshot21's Avatar
    I just resolved my headphone jack issue 20 Minutes before posting this comment. My headphones were working fine until one day they stopped working. Whenever I plugged them in the sound still played from the phone speaker instead of the earphones. After a lot of frustration and trying different things, finally I took a qtip and dipped one end of it in alcohol. Then I put it in the headphone jack hoping this would clean out any deposits that may be affecting the jack. I plugged in my headphones and they instantly started to play again,but I noticed then that the phone speaker no longer played, crazy right? To remedy this there's a app called sound about in the app store. It allows u to switch from phone speaker to headset jack when needed. I hope this helps someone.
    05-23-2013 12:55 PM
  4. mremoji's Avatar
    I'm on I think my 5th Razr Maxx. I think there's a problem with the headphone jack because after a few months of normal use this always happens, without fail. The headphone jack is quite weak on it, I must say.
    06-04-2013 04:13 PM
  5. clownin72's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the maxx hd has the same headphone jack issues, I'm tired of it already and thinking of going to it

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    06-07-2013 09:21 AM
  6. Ivanne Rivera's Avatar
    i have a droid razr HD and it doesnt matter what i plug into the jack (aux cable or headphones) i have the constant static and glitchy sound. I did a search to see if anyone had input on how to fix. glad to see i am not alone. really annoying tho.
    10-02-2013 03:29 PM
  7. clownin72's Avatar
    Well that's no good. Maybe I'll try to jump to the droid maxx now instead

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    10-02-2013 05:05 PM
  8. Shawna yang's Avatar
    will rebooting help anot?
    10-18-2013 08:12 AM
  9. Andras Joo's Avatar
    This happened to me on my DX. Turns out, lint from my pocket got down in there. Dumb sounding, I know. Bend a staple so it's pretty straight, hold the phone upside down and dig around in there a little. Then mail me a $0.25 tip if that was it
    THANKS Bro, you saved my ***! The silliest thing I ever heard but it really happens! I had a fraction of chewing gum packaging fallen into my phones' jack while it was in my pocket! wow

    (Actually i could feel the plug not fitting perfectly, but it was such a minor difference - few tenth of a millimeter? - that i just didn't take notice...)

    So guys before the panic begins, first take a torchlight and a needle...
    04-28-2014 08:57 AM
  10. InfinitiFX35's Avatar
    My headphone jack stopped working. I dug out a piece of lint/debris with a paperclip, and now it works. LOL
    09-29-2014 06:17 PM
  11. Atharkhan101's Avatar
    My 2 cents for this thread !!
    My Vivid has the same problem; I was very worry about, so I checked inside and see nothing, all shinny and clean.
    I grab some 96 grade alcohol and a toothpick, I cleaned inside and try to wiggle all around; after that done wet the tip of my well cleaned earphones, connect and disconnect; blow well and VOILA !!
    all is working fine again ! Thanks you guys rock !!

    GOD BLESS YOU. WETTING TIP WORKED. Headphone not recognised solved. Earphones not recognised solved. I licked the 3.5 mm pin / tip of my earphones or say i ran my toungue over the pin and inserted and removed the pin 3 times suddenly and it worked.

    If anybody has the same issue that is Headphone not recognised or Earphones not recognized then do try these 2 things:

    1. Check if there is any lint in that 3.5 mm hole. Earlier my pin in went like 75% and the other 25% of pin was not getting in. I checked the hole under torch, there was a lint ball.

    2. Try above wetting tip method.

    09-05-2015 09:00 AM
  12. Patriotsman12345's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me but I got my phone 5 days ago
    11-15-2016 07:46 PM
  13. MrSirSpacebar's Avatar
    This happened to me on my DX. Turns out, lint from my pocket got down in there. Dumb sounding, I know. Bend a staple so it's pretty straight, hold the phone upside down and dig around in there a little. Then mail me a $0.25 tip if that was it
    my phone is the CoolPad Catalyst, and whenever i wiggle the headphones, it works but if i just move my head or the phone it's going to speaker mode, and when this first happened, i was listening to dubstep at school, i freaked out because i thought my battery got fried. and that was in august, so i hope your fix works.
    11-14-2017 12:05 PM
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