Apple's 6th revision to the iPod Touch lineup, released in July 2015.

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Why won't they go fully in?

I recently go new EarPods and they were working fine until one day I plugged them out. When I went to plug them back in, they wouldn't go in fully! I searched the headphone jack for anything suspicious and there is this weird dot on the side near the top of the headphone jack. I tried to get rid of it with a needle, but it isn't budging! I don't know if that's what stopping it or not, but I only got my EarPods on Christmas Day so they're new. PLEASE HELP

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The problem may be that your headphone jack is dirty. Take a Q-tip with some denatured alcohol and try cleaning it with that. A rocket blaster/compressed air would help too. Hope this helps!

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I would not recommend putting any liquid spray inside the headphone jack. The liquid comes out at fairly high pressure and will damage the LCD...I know because I did this once on a Touch 4. The oversight cost me a new LCD. Stick with the Q-Tip recommendation or blow it out with compressed air.


It must be different for Apple, because I have done it with my phone and other phones with no problem.


Shooting liquids inside a device via the headphone jack is not a good recommendation, even if it didn't cause any problems when you did it. If the port is designed in such a way that there are holes in the bottom, the liquid will find its way in the device. Some LCD's may be able to handle it but others wont. We are here to help people so we have to insure that our recommendations are safe to apply.


I was hesitant the first time I did, but because deox-itake is for electronics, it works. It might not work for Apple devices, but many androids use non-integrated headphone jacks. Anyways, I have removed that part from my answer.


Thanks @pccheese, that is the the safest bet. It has nothing to do with who makes the device. While these contact cleaners are meant for electronics, not all of them co-exist well with powered pcb's. I haven't looked at the product closely and maybe it is safe. The real issue is the LCD. Depending on the design, there may be a gap between the LCD and backlight where liquid will get in and cause problems. Perhaps I was just unlucky with the Touch 2 (it was a 2, not a 4).


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