1. isaacdibb1095's Avatar
    Headphone jack on my razor maxx just completely stopped working today. Any ideas? Can't afford the warranty replacement but need music as it's what gets me through the drive home after overnights... Any ideas or tips/tricks you have will be helpful!

    Thanks, Isaac Dibb

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    03-04-2013 12:07 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So just to be sure--you've tried rebooting the phone, and also making sure the headphone plug is pushed completely in until you hear the click, right?

    If the jack is truly jacked, as it were, then I'd suggest trying Bluetooth headphones. They're getting pretty inexpensive these days.
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    03-04-2013 12:23 AM
  3. XDCX's Avatar
    There have also been some reports of lint causing a problem. Some have suggested using a damp toothpick as a tool to clean the headphone jack.

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    03-04-2013 05:27 PM
  4. isaacdibb1095's Avatar
    There have also been some reports of lint causing a problem. Some have suggested using a damp toothpick as a tool to clean the headphone jack.

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    Will try!

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    03-04-2013 05:50 PM
  5. fatboy97's Avatar
    And just to be sure it's the jack... did you try another set of headphones? I'm guessing you are using headphones, but you never stated you were or what you did to troubleshoot your issue.
    03-04-2013 05:51 PM
  6. fantic's Avatar
    This happens to me quite often. I just use a can of compressed air and blow in the jack and it starts working. I dont know why but this phone does it more than any other I have used.
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    03-04-2013 08:21 PM
  7. kawana72's Avatar
    You'd think with all that fancy nano coating, we wouldn't be having do many problems.

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    03-04-2013 08:51 PM
  8. isaacdibb1095's Avatar
    Using a damp toothpick worked! Thank you all I was scared that I'd have to cash out the hundred bucks for a warranty replacement...

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    03-04-2013 10:48 PM
  9. kawana72's Avatar
    How damp are we talking here?

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    03-05-2013 12:15 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So that no one feels that this is some sort of egregious design flaw, you all might be interested in knowing that even the greatly insane--I mean, insanely great--iPhone is not immune to problems like this. My wife's iPhone 4S has had intermittent issues with poor sound recording when taking videos, which was due to lint or other junk collecting in the pinhole-sized microphone aperture. I had to clear it out with a safety pin.
    03-05-2013 12:28 AM
  11. isaacdibb1095's Avatar
    Dampness: I just ran it under the faucet in the kitchen and shook it off lightly then stuck it in the jack and moved corner to corner and got a nice size piece of lint out of the bottom

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    03-05-2013 09:11 AM
  12. SkinnyLumpkin's Avatar
    Thank you for the lint info... I was experiencing the same issue, found this thread, and sure enough... pulled a huge piece of thread out from the headphone jack. Works great again! Thanks, all.
    07-08-2013 03:48 PM
  13. ryan bown's Avatar
    You know... this happened to me and I twisted the jack around until it "caught" a free piece of metal was able to play and still have to do that but by now i have found about where it is that it needs to play... but I'll try these and maybe i can get what it is out..
    07-08-2013 05:14 PM
  14. MrHost's Avatar
    I blew real hard and the pocket lint flew out. The q tip option kept pushing it down.

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    07-09-2013 04:10 PM
  15. Scott Bader1's Avatar
    The headphone jack turns in mine, it stops my music from playing and I have to press play again...very frustrating while running! Tried changing headphones, blew it out with compressed air...will try the toothpick thing.
    09-04-2013 10:27 AM
  16. rohowe's Avatar
    It's a shame they charge what they do and their sound output is so flawed. I've been having the same problem. Tried two sets of earpieces. (Was about to return the one I had recently purchased when I decided to try the other and learned neither worked on the phone.) Why doesn't it happen on any other phone?
    -Ron
    09-28-2013 02:31 AM
  17. skraggy's Avatar
    Lint was my problem. Fished out a bunch of lint with toothpick and all is golden. Pick up some jack plugs. Search for them on amazon. Couple bucks will get you a whole bag and I never have jack problems anymore as I keep it protected when not in use.

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    09-30-2013 05:58 AM

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