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  1. Amethyst Rose

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    I've had my ZTE Warp Elite since Christmas, and it was meant to be a replacement for my crappy old LG tracfone and my broken iPod touch. In that respect, it worked amazingly and never had any problems.

    Tonight, however, I dropped it for the first time and while things were fine for a few hours (no cracks, no nothing,) after I took my earphones out to listen to my computer and went to put them back in the aux jack on my phone, they wouldn't fit. I looked down the aux hole and it turns out the entire thing has been knocked out of place. Is there a way I can fix this myself? Can it be fixed at all? Do I have to wait until next Christmas to get a new Warp Elite???
     

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    Hi Amethyst Rose,

    There are repair services that can fix an AUX/Headphone jack for you. I had a similar problem back in the early 2000's with a Pocket PC PDA and Pocket PC Techs fixed it for me. I'm sure Android phones have similar repair services but fortunately I haven't had to avail myself of them yet. :D In my case I had to mail them my device in but these days with the large amount of smartphones on the market I'm sure there is probably a repair service somewhere near you that you could walk it in. What part of the World are you hailing from? and Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
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    I was considering taking it to Chicago Computers (I'm in that part of the world! :p) to see if the computer guys there could fix it. An aux jack is an aux jack, so it should be trivial to fix a phone instead of a laptop, right? They could probably open the phone up somehow and find out what's wrong.

    And thanks! I found the forums through Google and was like "yes! I can get help!"
     
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    WELCOME TO ANDROID FORUMS
    Amethyst Rose ! :)

    We wish you well in find a repair shop that can fix your phone for a fair price.
    If by chance the repair costs exceed what you're willing to pay,a good used phone may be a better alternative.
    Most such purchases you're rolling the dice,but,on Swappa:

    https://swappa.com/devices/boost?type=phone&platform=android
    https://swappa.com/

    The buyers & sellers are vetted as best as can be & you're chances of getting a nice phone @ a fair price are a lot better than say,craigslist transactions & w/o the worries of such.

    Please keep us posted on your outcome. :thumbsupdroid:
     

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