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Rubber stuck in my iPhone - UPDATE - Crisis Averted

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:08 am
by NickSCFC
Basically, I've managed to somehow wedge a small piece of rubber stick in the headphone socket of my iPhone. If anyone's played football on AstroTurf, it's one of those little rubber black things they have on the pitch. A few of the ended up in my bag along with my phone, and one appears to have crept into the headphone socket.

I made it worse by jamming the headphone plug in wondering what the problem was :fp:

Forum HEEELLLLPPPP!!!!!!!!!

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:09 am
by St Nick
I know the stuff you mean. Gets bloody everywhere.

Tweezers?

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:09 am
by NickSCFC
St Nick wrote:I know the stuff you mean. Get's bloody everywhere.

Tweezers?


The port's too narrow, managed to get a bit out with a drawing pin but it's not long enough :-(

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 am
by Karl
Would it be a terrible idea to try and kinda (really carefully) hoover it out with a vacuum cleaner?

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 am
by E-Man
Hoover. Used one to get sand out of my digital camera last year and worked a treat!

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:14 am
by NickSCFC
It's well and truly wedged, jamming my headphones in must've compressed it.

Off to Ryman for a pack of these tomorrow by the looks of it...

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This wasn't long enough...

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Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:16 am
by D_C
Unfolded paperclip?

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:20 am
by NickSCFC
D_C wrote:Unfolded paperclip?


Looking for a staple I can fashion.

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:23 am
by Squall
Turn the device off; damp cotton bud. Twist it as you put it in the jack so it doesn't get stuck. Might clean it out :)

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:25 am
by NickSCFC
I've been paying £5 a month insurance through O2 on this. My mate got a £70 iPhone 4 when he dropped his 3GS in the sink.

Hmm

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:26 am
by Ropes
Real men would drill it out.

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:29 am
by Oh Teh Noes
Corkscrew?

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:32 am
by Jonathan86
Vacuum cleaner
Needle/Pin
Rollled up Sellotape (cylinder) with a sticky bit at the top

I reckon the needle is your best bet so you can poke it and kind-of drag it up the side

EDIT: It's a strawberry floating rubber bit, don't claim it on your insurance till you've given everything a go - surely that will make your premium go up? (even if its phone insurance)

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:38 am
by NickSCFC
After 10 minutes of trying to scrape it out with a straightened stapler the black around the port has been scraped off and the thing looks a right mess!

Gonna call O2 and try to get it replaced tomorrow.

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:43 am
by ~Earl Grey~
If the only impediment to a drawing pin was the length, then surely it's logical to try a needle?

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:55 am
by NickSCFC
Finally managed to find a longer pin and got it out.

Looks a mess now though, might call O2 tomorrow to say I dropped it in water, if they cover me then I'll just break it n get a new one...


f*cking rubber bits n bits of stuff :evil:

Re: Rubber stuck in my iPhone - UPDATE - Crisis Averted

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:35 am
by Fizheuer Zieheuer
Just had to click through when I read "Rubber stuck in my iPhone"... not quite the shenanigans I was hoping for

Re: Got rubber stuck in my iPhone headphone jack - HELP!

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:07 am
by Rubix
Ropes wrote:Real men would drill it out.


:lol:

Re: Rubber stuck in my iPhone - UPDATE - Crisis Averted

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:45 am
by Kezzer
The real solution is to buy an apple iPhone 7 ... no headphone port 8-)

Re: Rubber stuck in my iPhone - UPDATE - Crisis Averted

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:46 am
by Knoyleo
Kezzer wrote:The real solution is to buy an apple iPhone 7 ... no headphone port 8-)

I'm glad Apple finally addressed this issue. Other manufacturers should take note.