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is my captivate's headphone jack broken..or is it the headphone?

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By xnoctis93, Senior Member on 22nd February 2011, 04:25 PM
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hi: So my friend gave me a pair of dr dre beats(tour) earbuds. I plugged them in and everything sounds fine on the phone, but I realized today that when I wiggle the wire near where it goes inside the jack, my music stops. As if my phone thinks the headphone has disconnected. So for example, with double twist, if the wire moves, the song pauses, and I have to press the play button again. I tried a friends Seinheiser headphones, and when I wiggled them, there were no problems. What should I do?
22nd February 2011, 04:47 PM |#2  
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If the head phone connector is gold and appears to be wearing off it just means that thee signal is not making it to the headphones. Gold plated connectors is a way to make a cheap cord better but once the gold wears off the signal strength weakens. I have some really nice dj quality headphones that sound amazing but it can be hit or miss bc the gold is going

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22nd February 2011, 04:51 PM |#3  
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just make sure its pushed all the way in.
some headphone jacks are cheap and just dont sit right.
just feel for the click.
if everything is fine there, wiggle just the wire part.
ive had many headphone extention cables break internally and they cut out.
if no other headphones do it, id assume its the headphones,
btw why did your freind give them to you? theyre expensive,,,
22nd February 2011, 09:54 PM |#4  
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it's probably not the jack afterall... i put ipod buds in my captivate and the sound played fine...probably the dre earphones since when i plugged them into a mac nearby and i went to listen to a youtube vid after twisting the wire tip around the sound was lost. thnks anyways
1st January 2013, 10:12 PM |#5  
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i have the same problem when i plug into the an audio jack from my car stereo.

when i plug it in the right side normally goes out. takes some wiggling of the wire to get sound to both sides.

my friend has the same problem so i think that maybe the jack on the phone is cheap. who knows. maybe ill try another cord.
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