headphone port repair
The fact that headphones on phones are ubiquitous has changed our lives for the better. Thanks to cell phone headphones and ear buds, it is easy to keep both hands on the steering wheel while talking on the phone. Mobile phones with headphones have eliminated the need to carry around additional mp3 players. With your ear buds, you can have use your phone’s navigation system right in your ear while you drive, so your passengers never have to find out about your less than great sense of direction.
We take our phones’ headphone capability for granted, but it’s a major annoyance when your phone’s headphone connection stops working. Suddenly, your music annoys everyone on the bus. Whenever your impatient mother calls you when you are driving, you have to choose between getting an earful later about not answering the phone or the risk of getting a ticket. To your embarrassment, all your passengers hear when your phone blurts out, “No, I said turn left, dummy!” or what might as well be the equivalent thereof.
If you cannot hear out of your phone’s headphones, the first thing to do is to determine whether the problem is with the headphone port or with the headphones themselves. If you can only hear out of one headphone or ear bud, it probably means that your headphones are old and need to be replaced. To see whether the headphones still work, try connecting them to another phone or computer. If they work on the other device, then the problem is with your phone. Likewise, if you connect several different pairs of headphones to your phone, but you can’t hear out of any of them, the problem is most likely with the headphone port of your phone. Sometimes headphone port problems manifest themselves as a crackling noise when you have your headphones connected. After you determine that your phone’s headphone port is the problem, the next step is to try to clean the headphone port to remove debris. You can get a canister of compressed air, such as you use for cleaning computers, and gently spray the headphone port with it. If you still cannot get any headphones to work in the headphone port, twist the end of a paper towel, dip it in rubbing alcohol, and gently twist it inside the headphone port to remove dust. Never pour alcohol or any other liquid into the headphone port.
If your phone’s headphone port is causing trouble, bring it to Elkhart Cell Phone Repair. No matter what kind of phone you have, we can repair its headphone port. We will diagnose the problem with your headphone port; this and all other diagnostic services are free. We may need to tighten the connection between your headphone port and the rest of your phone. In most cases, we can do headphone port repairs while you wait, and in a matter of minutes, we will have you back to your normal state of discreetly listening to music. As always, our repairs come at unbeatable prices.