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Current version by: Marty Rippens ,

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This is a very common issue, usually caused by a drop or strike to the button area, forcing the button mechanism down into its housing and/or bending in the aluminum casing around it.
 
You need to replace the entire headphone[https://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-Gen-1-Headphone-Jack/IF105-001-1|headphone jack assemblyassembly] (includes the headphone jack, on/off switch, silent/ring switch, volume controls, and vibrator). The part is inexpensive, but working on a 1st Gen iPhone is incredibly difficult.
You need to replace the entire headphone[https://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-Gen-1-Headphone-Jack/IF105-001-1|headphone jack assemblyassembly] (includes the headphone jack, on/off switch, silent/ring switch, volume controls, and vibrator). The part is inexpensive, but working on a 1st Gen iPhone is incredibly difficult.
 
Look at the iFixit repair steps for this part before making a decision to try this: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPhone-1st-Generation-Headphone-Jack/442/1
 
Might be worth renewing your contract with at&tAT&T and getting a new 3Gs3GS.
Might be worth renewing your contract with at&tAT&T and getting a new 3Gs3GS.

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Original post by: David Iwanicki ,

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This is a very common issue, usually caused by a drop or strike to the button area, forcing the button mechanism down into its housing and/or bending in the aluminum casing around it.

You need to replace the entire headphone jack assembly (includes the headphone jack, on/off switch, silent/ring switch, volume controls, and vibrator). The part is inexpensive, but working on a 1st Gen iPhone is incredibly difficult.

Look at the iFixit repair steps for this part before making a decision to try this: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPhone-1st-Generation-Headphone-Jack/442/1

Might be worth renewing your contract with at&t and getting a new 3Gs.

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