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Current version by: oldturkey03 ,

Title:

Why do headphones work, but not inline mic and controls?

Text:

Headphones work great, no issues.  The in-line mic and volume/skip buttons do not respond at all.  When a call comes in when I have headphones w/ mic in, it comes through the headphone but I must speak into the mic on the phone.

I understand there's a contact in the headphone jack that the phone registers when you plug a supported headset in...as far as I can tell, this is not obstructed by lint or anything.

I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've ruled out the headphones as the issue.

I replaced the Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable.  This was no easy task, so I was very happy to have everything turn back on and work perfectly, but terribly frustrated when the inline mic and controls still does not work.

What else can I possibly try?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Steve

Device:

iPhone 4

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

451866

Edit by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Why do headphones work, but not inline mic and controls?

Text:

Headphones work great, no issues.  The in-line mic and volume/skip buttons do not respond at all.  When a call comes in when I have headphones w/ mic in, it comes through the headphone but I must speak into the mic on the phone.

I understand there's a contact in the headphone jack that the phone registers when you plug a supported headset in...as far as I can tell, this is not obstructed by lint or anything.

I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've ruled out the headphones as the issue.

I replaced the Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable.  This was no easy task, so I was very happy to have everything turn back on and work perfectly, but terribly frustrated when the inline mic and controls still does not work.

What else can I possibly try?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Steve

Device:

iPhone 4

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

451866

Edit by: Andrew Optimus Goldheart ,

Title:

Why do headphones work, but not inline mic and controls?

Text:

Headphones work great, no issues.  The in-line mic and volume/skip buttons do not respond at all.  When a call comes in when I have headphones w/ mic in, it comes through the headphone but I must speak into the mic on the phone.

I understand there's a contact in the headphone jack that the phone registers when you plug a supported headset in...as far as I can tell, this is not obstructed by lint or anything.

I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've ruled out the headphones as the issue.

I replaced the Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable.  This was no easy task, so I was very happy to have everything turn back on and work perfectly, but terribly frustrated when the inline mic and controls still does not work.

What else can I possibly try?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Steve

Device:

iPhone 4 16GB black
iPhone 4 16GB black

Status:

open

Edit by: stmyers ,

Title:

Why do headphones work, but not inline mic and controls?

Text:

Headphones work great, no issues. The in-line mic and volume/skip buttons do not respond at all. When a call comes in when I have headphones w/ mic in, it comes through the headphone but I must speak into the mic on the phone.
 
I understand there's a contact in the headphone jack that the phone registers when you plug a supported headset in...as far as I can tell, this is not obstructed by lint or anything.
 
I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've rulesruled out the headphones as the issue.
I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've rulesruled out the headphones as the issue.
 
I replaced the Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable. This was no easy task, so I was very happy to have everything turn back on and work perfectly, but terribly frustrated when the inline mic and controls still does not work.
 
What else can I possibly try?
 
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 
Steve

Device:

iPhone 4 16GB black

Status:

open

Original post by: stmyers ,

Title:

Why do headphones work, but not inline mic and controls?

Text:

Headphones work great, no issues.  The in-line mic and volume/skip buttons do not respond at all.  When a call comes in when I have headphones w/ mic in, it comes through the headphone but I must speak into the mic on the phone.

I understand there's a contact in the headphone jack that the phone registers when you plug a supported headset in...as far as I can tell, this is not obstructed by lint or anything.

I've tried several different pairs of headphones...the stock iPhone 4 don't work, I tried my friend's stock iPhone 4 headphones, and a 2 different 3rd party pairs...I've rules out the headphones as the issue.

I replaced the Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable.  This was no easy task, so I was very happy to have everything turn back on and work perfectly, but terribly frustrated when the inline mic and controls still does not work.

What else can I possibly try?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Steve

Device:

iPhone 4 16GB black

Status:

open