Should I get my headphone jack repaired?


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Jul 29, 2015
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I rarely use my headphone jack. I use external devices for music/videos/radio (iPod; Sansa Fuze+), and use headphones with those devices.

A few days ago, was the first time in years I tried using my headphone jack. It didn't work. Didn't detect the headphone. I tried some trouble shooting, such as disabling Bluetooth devices, and restarting my phone, but it didn't help.

My one concern about getting my phone repaired, is that I now know that things can go wrong during repairs. Here's my repair history. I got my phone in August 2015.

* May 2019: Sound was dropping in and out in phone audio receiver. Too many people were complaining that my voice was dropping in and out when making phone calls, even from home, when I had never had that complaint before.

I thought it was a problem with the signal strength, but it wasn't.

Got the audio receiver replaced, problem solved.

When I got the phone back, the home button wouldn't move at all.

I had to go back. They fixed it some and it was usable, but it wasn't the same as before.

* December 2019: Screen went black one morning. Couldn't see anything.

Got digitizer replaced (at a different repair shop than the May 2019 one). However in doing so, the home button wasn't put back together the same way, it became stiff.

* February 2020: Went back to the repair shop to get the home button positioned correctly.

In doing so, they broke my screen.

The owner ordered a new screen.

They broke this new one too.

They again ordered another screen.

Was finally able to put my phone back together. The owner ordered a new home button too.

New home button feels great.

So I learned there's a lot of things that can go wrong, when disassembling and re-assembling a phone. So there is nothing as a guaranteed easy repair, there's always some risk.

So having learned that, given that I rarely use headphones with my phone, is it worth it for me to get the headphone jack repaired? And how much should I spend for this repair?

J Dubbs

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Jun 4, 2016
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Try cleaning out your headphone jack.... they often get dirty over time. And yours has had lots of time lol. Speaking of time, maybe it's time to treat yourself to a new phone. You have gotten your money's worth and then a ton more out of that phone. Congratulations ;)

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