Headphone socket, am I seeing things?


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  1. kerwin

    kerwin Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I look down into the headphone socket in my desire I see what looks like a bit of circular glass possibly an optical emitter/sensor? Or am i seeing things?
     

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    firedesire Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but you are seeing things .... what you're seeing is the soldered end of the headphone socket, nothing made of glass .......
     
  3. ukzen

    ukzen Well-Known Member

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    Actually not the soldered end of anything it the rear of the led light ,the socket is not sealed at all ,i have put a iphone silicon port protector in mine to stop the ingress of dust.
    My Samsung P3 MP3 players socket is the same ,but since phones are almost always inserted it does not matter:cool:
     
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    kerwin Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's not the back of the LED light, the led is a surface mount component.
    The circle of glass I see does not light up with the LED. It's hard to see what's behind, when you shine a light down the socket it reflects back.
    Does anyone have a high res photo of the mainboard headphone socket area?

    Just watched the disassembly video, the socket is sealed :)
    there is something behind the socket but I can't see what it is.
     
  5. ukzen

    ukzen Well-Known Member

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    My socket is not sealed ,when the phone is charging and screen off ,i look down the socket and can see a red light or green when charged
     
  6. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    The LED light just below it is exposed through the headphone socket when you have it plugged in charging or when a notification occurs, I can see it at night since I lay the phone face down (rubber skin) and the light reflects off my wall through the headphone socket.
     
  7. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member

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    I find the socket too deep.

    With 2 pairs of Sennouser ear buds and my Bose QC 15, if I push the plug in all the way the headphones will not work properly. They need to be "out" a couple of cm's to work properly.

    Why did they make the socket so long?
     
  8. glenmcfar

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    A couple of 'cms' is VERY long indeed ;)
     
  9. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member

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    OK so it was some mms too long. I is still too deep and the headphones will not work pushed all the way in.

    This is the only headphone jack that works like this. (Only one I have anyway.)
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    true but the bottom of it is deelper than the led light. on most headphone sockets there is a clear plastic bit. its a dust cap.
     
  11. ukzen

    ukzen Well-Known Member

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    That i didnt know ,thanks for that ,had always wondered why they left it open:D
     

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