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  1. mister see

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    My phone won't recognize when my ear buds are plugged in when I plug them in. I have to twist the plug around a bit, then unplug. When I unplug them the headphone symbol appears in my task bar. I have to re-plug my ear buds before the symbol disappears, and if I don't then I have to repeat the process all over again.
     

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    Hello there!
    Have you tried a different set of earbuds to rule out the plug itself?
    If so and you get the same result, I would surmise your headphone port is slightly borked.

    Edit: you may want to try some air-in-a-can and blow out the port...perhaps there is some dust/dirt/lint jammed in it :)
     
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    I actually have two sets of ear buds and they both have the same effect. As for the air-in-a-can, I forgot if I'd tried that yet. I'll try to blow out the port now. Where can you find air in a can?
     
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    I've seen the air-in-a-can at your local Walmart, or Office Depot (or other office supply stores), or perhaps an electronics store like maybe Best Buy?
     

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