My LG Ally finally fell to the problem with the 3.5mm jack getting stuck. I was well aware of the problem because I had read about it bunches of times before and figured I could fix it. Strange, it happened even though I have never used the 3.5mm once, since I have some nice bluetooth stereo earphones. If you're not aware; this phone has a problem where you will lose all media/call audio because the earphone jack can tend to get stuck, so it will act as if earphones are plugged in whether they are or not. First I cleaned out the jack with a blast of compressed air. A little bit of debris came out, but not much. That didn't help. Then I tried a q-tip with a bit of rubbing alcohol in there. It came out pretty dirty, but didn't fix the problem. Next I tried a dab of deoxit on a q-tip, and even that didn't help. Next I tried taking off the back of the phone. After finding out the hard way that a bunch of the hardware is just sitting loose loose in there, I concluded there's no good access to the 3.5mm for me to get in and deal with the problem. So where do I go from here? I thought perhaps dropping a blob of solder down in there would reconnect the two contacts that I think aren't springing back together properly. It would render the 3.5mm useless but I never use it so that's no big deal. However, I suspect it would just melt the plastic and would likely leak into the phone before it solidified, probably ruining it. I took apart the phone as much as I can, and there doesn't seem to be any good access to the jack so I can forcefully bend the contacts black into place. There are a few contacts running around the outside of the jack that I thought maybe I could solder together to force the circuit to maintain, but that's a gamble. Does anyone else have any ideas?