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Headphone jack is screwing up

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sdguy67, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. sdguy67

    sdguy67 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 7, 2009
    I listen to music or podcasts all day long at work. When I get a call, I pull out the headphones and answer the call. From time to time, I will not get any audio through the phones normal speaker. It will work if I plug back in the headphones or if I go to speaker phone. The only way I have found that will clear up this issue, is to pull the battery and reboot.

    It is like my phone is getting stuck into thinking the headphones are still in.

    Any ideas?


  2. mikeruoc

    mikeruoc Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    This happens to me from time to time. I swapped one Dorid because it happened all the time. This one it has happened 2 times in 2 months. Not sure what the cause is. Thought it was hardware but part of me thinks it maybe a software bug.
  3. Rtoodeetwo

    Rtoodeetwo Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    I listen a lot of music on my Droid at work and I was having the same problem no audio sometimes after pulling the headphones. It seems like my phone was thinking the headphones were still on the phone. I also had a lose Jack and it would crack the sound on the headphones. I had enough of the problem when connecting the headphones in and out to make the sound work didn't work unless I did it up to 5 times. Solution: I went to Verizon store and I got a replacement and I brought some Motorola Bluetooth stereo headphones from Verizon 's website 24hour daily sales .I got them for $30 (50%) savings and free 2day fedex shipping.
  4. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    grad student
    I replaced my first droid for a variety of slowly exacerbating headphone problems, this one included. Some of the problems were clearly hardware related (crackling, sound cutting in and out, music player stopping and starting if I pressed down on the jack).

    However, I've seen other users swear that this specific problem is soft/firmware related. I replaced my droid and all of the aux jack issues went away...take this anecdotal evidence for what you will. My personal belief is that the aux port connection is prone to failure and that this problem is the first sign of it (i.e., phone not detecting whether the plug is inserted or not), but of course anecdotes in no way equal data. Are you having any other problems related to the headphone port by chance?
  5. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Kansas, United States
    ditto. If I have headphones in, take them out and try to get ANY sound through my main speaker, its a no go. Reboot fixes this however. I'm pretty sure its a software bug.

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