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How can I repair the headphone jack?

Recently I have been getting an extraneous crackling noise from a loose 1/8" connection in my phone. At times sound will completely cut out and the music app will become paused as if I had removed the headphone's all together. As it happens with every cable and set of headphones I use it is definitely an issue with the headphone jack. How can I go about dismantling the phone in order to repair the loose connection?

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bert [Entry]

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bert [Entry]

"I just attempted a fix on this, and for now it's solved. I'm a little worried that it's going to creep up again later, but here's what I did:

Followed the teardown guide to get the back off

Cleaned off the contacts, for good measure

Bent the 5 metal arms that press against the ribbon on the logic board so that they are more flush with the logic board contacts

I doubt that they will stay like that, but I'll see how it goes. I can't make it crackle or disconnect for now, as much as I've tried for the last few minutes."
bert [Entry]

"LOOK HERE NOW IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOURSELF A TON OF HASSLE

This will save you LOADS OF TIME. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO TAKE YOUR PHONE APART!!!

MishyTOO's solution is definitely the best. It takes not tools other than scissors and a normal drinking straw. This is my slightly modified version of his solution.

Materials: Drinking straw, Scissors, broken/cheap headphones(optional)

Step 1: Cut about two 2 inch pieces of your straw

Step 2: Cut about 1 inch of one end of the straws at an angle so it pointy.

Step 3: Get a a pair of headphones and use the jack of the headphones to push the phone jack a little bit to one side.

Step 4: Put the pointy end of the straw you cut into the small space created and gently push it down as far as it goes.

Step 5: Cut the excess straw length.

Step 6: repeat steps 3-5 for the opposite side.

Step 7: Test! Put your headphones in and out a few times, and giggle the plug a little bit to see if it cuts out at all or if the sound quality changes at all. Play a song and unplug your headphones to make sure the music pauses when the headphones are no longer plugged in.

Step 8: Adjust as necessary and enjoy!"
bert [Entry]

OMG a piece of plastic actually worked! I cut a tiny piece of straw put my headphones in the jack partially and created a space in between the jack and the casing and voila!!! no more static didnt even take my phone apart! I didnt even turn off my phone... Saved me some unecessarily wasted time thanks people!!!
bert [Entry]

Just install the "Headest Blocker" app and quit messing around with the flawed mechanics of this poorly designed jack and plastic straws...problem solved!