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    Audio Out Jack Issue

    I thought everything on my Droid worked fine. I recently tried the audio out feature with a "good" set of headphones for the first time and found the jack connector is bad. At first it works fine. Any movement such as walking while listening eventually cause the left headphone to cut out, then static follows. The cord end is somewhat loose in the jack. When it acts up, pushing the cord in and turning it helps. The cord has sideways movement on the Droid connector. I confirmed by trying 3 sets of headphones and ear buds. The headphones I bought use Monster cables, so I think they are good quality. I stopped by my local Verizon store. They are well aware of this problem and immediately decided to ship me a replacement Droid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvtech
    The headphones I bought use Monster cables, so I think they are good quality.
    Overpriced != quality.
    http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/03/a...ter-cable-and/

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    good to hear that you're getting a replacement, but yes, Monster cables are absolutely the biggest scam of all time (perhaps just behind inkjet printer cartridges). I got a 12-foot HDMI cable from eBay for $10 or so and it works just fine. Monster's 8 foot cable is over $100! And for what? They make no difference. I was going to post the link in the post above mine but obviously, it's there already. Take those monster cables back! (if you can)

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    Head over to headfi.org for headphone info if you want the best bang for your buck...
    Matt

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    My point was that I have good quality cables with good quality connectors. This post is not to debate Monster cables, it is to let others know they should be checking their Droid audio out if they have not already done so. Apparently, the audio out jack used is not good quality.

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    Looks like many people are having problems with the audio jack.

    Check out: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/tec...phone-use.html

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    I had the exact same problem. I took it to the Verizon store and they exchanged it for a new one. Problem solved.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1598516

    Quote Originally Posted by cranky
    Looks like many people are having problems with the audio jack.

    Check out: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/tec...phone-use.html
    I don't think that's the same problem the OP is having.
    Compromise deactivated.

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    Mine has been fine so far with the various headphones I've plugged in, thanks for the heads up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffpants24
    I had the exact same problem. I took it to the Verizon store and they exchanged it for a new one. Problem solved.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1598516


    I don't think that's the same problem the OP is having.
    Actually, if you read the thread they also discuss the static issue, loose jacks, different types of headphones, different types of headphone jacks (2/3/4 rings) and fun stuff like that.

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    rvtech: when did you originally purchase your droid?

    Thanks!

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    Around November 20th

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    I received the replacement today. It is a "certified like-new" replacement. It came in a generic white box. There is no battery, no battery cover, and no sd card. The first thing I did was plug in the 2 different monster cables and 1 other ear bud cable to check the audio out jack. It is exactly the same looseness as my original Droid. Since I cannot always make this thing act up by wiggling it, I don't think I will even bother to activate this replacement. I know my original will act up when I walk, jog, or shovel snow with it in my pocket. I assume this really loose jack is a problem and the replacement isn't better. I'm disappointed.

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    Just activate it and test it. None of them are going to have a virgin-tight fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2
    I just plugged in my 10 dollar Koss Headphones from Walmart, and they fit snug as bug in a rug on mine
    Don't get me wrong - the plug shouldn't be falling out of the jack or anything, but I think the OP was expecting absolutely no movement, which won't be the case.

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