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Atrix 4g Headphone Audio Jack Fix

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6th April 2012, 04:32 PM   |  #11  
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That was my problem too! Just stopped working today and I was just going out for my run.. quick search found this thread.

Used a paper clip and got a HUGE piece of lint out! Reps!
21st April 2012, 04:31 PM   |  #12  
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My Bluetooth headset sounds fine, but when I have something plugged into my Atrix's headphone jack it clicks and pops. It does recognize that something is plugged into the headphone jack though. I looked and there isn't lint or anything in the jack. Is there a chance I could have some mild corrosion?
24th April 2012, 09:54 PM   |  #13  
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Thanks jaymondus & slowjett. I thought my phone had a hardware issue and had to be taken for service. Thankfully, the lint was the problem in my case too. I easily removed it using a long pin. After this, I also carefully used a vaccum cleaner to remove any left over tiny lint traces inside the heaphone port.
20th February 2013, 08:13 AM   |  #14  
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Originally Posted by jaymondus

Contributing my own experience, since this thread popped up when I was searching for help. My Atrix 4g headphone jack stopped working completely 2 days ago. I tried 3 different sets of headphones (all confirmed to be working on other devices) to no avail. I even uninstalled some recently updated apps like TuneIn Radio Pro to no avail.

So, after reading this thread and confirming the phone is not recognizing the jack being plugged, I concluded that it is a physical obstruction. With a flashlight I carefully (one eye shut) peeked around the headphone jack hole itself. I could see there was some lint in there at the very bottom. Next I took a hairpin, using pliers, created a tiny "L" at the end of it...ya you know where this is going.... Went fishing at the bottom of the hole and ever so gently removed a STRIP OF LINT!! It was about 1/4 inch long, but guess what? After removal and trying headphones EUREKA, success! The headphones are working as expected.

Just offering this as another root cause for headphone jack not working. Be aware of lint! And don't mess up your phone by fishing too hard in there

I did this, and found an obscene amount of lint. Thanks, so much!
21st February 2013, 07:05 PM   |  #15  
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yup, did this fix and it worked perfectly. thanks for the heads up. also, bending the clips a bit helps as well.
1st April 2013, 05:45 PM   |  #16  
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Thanks for the help, unfortunately I wasn't able to get the headphone jack working on my atrix. I think my problem is slightly different though, I dropped the phone with headphones in and it landed right on the top such that it pushed the headphones even further down into the jack. Ever since then it only detects the headphones if I push on them and hold them down, as soon as I let go it goes back to playing through speakers.

I guess I'll just have to live with not being able to use headphones until I get a new phone
1st April 2013, 06:10 PM   |  #17  
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This is exactly why the headphone jack is not actually soldered to the MBO. First, it is much more likely to spare the MBO any damage, and second, makes for very easy replacement, to the point where you can just order the new part and do it at home.
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Re: Atrix 4g Headphone Audio Jack Fix
The headphone jack itself is a separate part that is held in place with some adhesive tape. If you disassemble as in the op and pull it out you can easily replace it. I swapped mine out in about 5 minutes the other day.

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Originally Posted by beatphreek

The headphone jack itself is a separate part that is held in place with some adhesive tape. If you disassemble as in the op and pull it out you can easily replace it. I swapped mine out in about 5 minutes the other day.

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Good to know, I guess I'll find somewhere to order a new jack from then.

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