[Problem] Stuck in headphone mode
I will start this thread by thanking and congratulating all the community here for creating this awesome information resource. I have learned a lot since I found this place. Thanks!
I hope someone can help me with the problem I am having, I will try to describe it as best as possible.
I will start by stating that my phone is a 3G 16GB and it is running 3.0 firmware.
For some reason I noticed that whenever someone called I could not hear them on the phone, the only way I could engage a conversation was through the speakerphone. Also, when on the springboard (home screen) when I pushed the volume buttons up/down the screen would say "ringer headphones". Now, if I insert the headphones, ipod would start and now if I press the volume buttons it says "headphones".
What I am trying to say here is that the switch or relay or contact in the jack; actually works. (it switches between headphones and ringer(headphones), but never to "ringer". So, OK the contact works.
I will outline what I have already tried in order to solve the problem so they are not mentioned on this post:
- Headphones in/out several times.
- Cleaned with compressed air
- Q-tip with Alcohol.
- Plug headphones while phone is locked and then press power button until I see the slider to turn off, unplug headphones, press cancel, go to spring board. etc.
- I even took the whole flex cable that controls the volume buttons, silent switch, headphones jack and power button and submerged it in isopropyl alcohol (Ive had very good results with it to clean electronics) for a couple hours, then I cleaned everything including the connector and let it dry for a while..... NOTHING, same thing. So, I know for sure that there is no lint or anything in the jack, thats is FOR SURE.
So, if there is no lint, dust or anything in the jack and I have tried all imaginable and possible solutions... could this be a logic board, chip problem?
If anyone knows any other method even an application or ANYTHING that could help me I would appreciate it.
I even read in a other post about a couple guys that fixed the problem by sucking in the headphones jack, that I thought it was nuts, that would fix NOTHING but I also gave it a try and nothing.
Oh man, I am so out of ideas.
Anyone please post anything positive.