Step 5: Snip the Tip

On to problem number 2 - since you have the entire 3.5mm connector, the IPhone will think you have headphones plugged in and nothing will play out of the speaker. That's totally unacceptable. If you cut off the tip, there won't be anything to touch the contacts inside the IPhone headphone jack.
I used a jeweler's saw to cut off the tip at the first black plastic insulating ring.
Jeweler's saws might not be all that common but there are other options. A hacksaw might work, a dremel cutoff disc, etc. You might even be able to use the side cutters again but I didn't want to risk bending the part I needed so I decided sawing was preferable to snipping.
I filed down the cut area to remove and burrs and smooth it out overall. I made sure to wipe it down really well so that no filings would end up in my phone.
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Original iphone!
Get to know the jack plug and seems it will do good job on dust-proof yet not in favor of this plug design as various jacks with popular design from ebay/slickfans.com/Amazon.com with also a price around $2.99 FS.... <br> <br>Anyway, thanks for the sharing...
i diddnt have any epoxy or anything like that so i filed down the wirey end and stuck it in backwards it looks really cool<br>sorry for fuzzy the picture i took it with my sisters phone
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nice! lucky, you have the iphone. or is that the ipod touch? i dont know, hahaha.
it's the phone. the touch doesn't have a camera or the receiver. and it has no buttons on the sides. (but it does have the sleep/wake button on top.)
my ipod touch (maybe 2nd generation??) has volume control on the side.
if it has buttons its a second gen
how recently did you get it? if it was within the past few weeks at the apple store or other official retailer, then it is 2nd gen and should have volume control. if it's over a month old, then it's not an ipod touch :)
yea I got it 5 days ago.. Guess it is 2nd gen. Is your avatar that crazy undead terrorist from comedy central?
yes. and yes.
Also the sensor for water damage is at the bottom of the jack. If it's pink in there your phone has lost any kind of repairs from apple. one raindrop is all i gotta say. great idea lepninja!
hey, im wongering, since you cut the end of the headphone jack off, will it still kind of "lock" in the ipod's headphone port?
Once cut, the headphone jack itself does not lock into place. Mine stayed in place because I made sure it fit really well into the recessed headphone jack of the iphone. This plug does NOT work with the iphone 3G.
ok, cua I figured the end was what locked it in.. I did this and though it doesn't lock in, it won't fall out either. Great instructable!
sry but do u put the regular headphone jack into the clay mold thingy
The epoxy goes around the back end of the headphone plug (where the wires connect). The tip of the headphones plug needs to be removed otherwise the phone will think there is a set of headphones attached and it won't play sound through the speakers.
but where am i supposed to put my standard headphone jack in?
I never would have thought of this. Great instructable! I'll have to do this...
You forgot one of the iPhone's <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=iphone">weaknesses</a>.<br/>
OMG! I just <em>knew</em> you would link to that website! Really weird!<br/>
Knew that <em>I</em> would do it, or that <em>someone</em> would do it?<br/>
Whoever typed the sentence ( I didn't look at the username at the time).
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oops, <sub>stupid foreign lettering</sub> hope this one works:<br/><h2>&ccedil;&uuml;&#351; yani</h2>
yay it worked
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aha! no wonder the jack was like that!
nice job a realy sleek addition to an obviouse solution, when i started reading this i was thinking 'couldnt u just cut the end f a pair of head phones n shove that in' but the way you did it makes it look like its supossed to be there. *just incase that was a bit confusing...this is ment to be a positive comment! :)

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