Introduction: How to Clean a HeadPhone Jack

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Alright, this is my first Instructable!!
You can use this Instructable to clean a headphone jack, or almost any type of circular jack that size.

-Cue Tip
-Knife, or something to cut with
-Rubbing Alcohol
-Device that the headphone jack is on


Step 1: Cut the Cue Tip

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Cut the Cue Tip with the knife, or what ever you are using to cut, to desire thickness, but make sure that the Cue Tip can fit in the jack.

Step 2: Dip the Cue Tip

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Dip the Cue Tip into 1 cap-full of Rubbing Alcohol. Make sure that the Cue Tip is soaked, but not enough to drip all over the place.

Step 3: Cleaning the Jack

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WITH THE DEVICE TURNED OFF, stick the Cue Tip into the headphone jack and twist it around to rub all the sides of the jack.

Then, let the jack dry and, there you go! One clean headphone jack.


uguy (author)2008-03-05

Try as I may I can not get this instructable into my headphone jack to clean it, although I have been able to follow the instructions to clean my jacks with Q-Tips.

Ora (author)uguy2008-03-06

I see what you did there.

coryo93 (author)uguy2008-03-05

What do you mean? Like, you can't get the Q-Tip to fit into the headphone jack?

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-04

Cool idea! It always gets so dirty sometimes, nice Instructable!

paulgeering (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-04

He he,
"It always gets so dirty sometimes"

CameronSS (author)2008-03-04

Put that FSX CD back in the case! Don't be scratchin' the flight sim!

coryo93 (author)CameronSS2008-03-04

Do you know a lot about FSX?

CameronSS (author)coryo932008-03-04

Not particularly...I'm still running FS2002. FS2004 add-ons still work in it (usually), and I can run it on full graphics mode without lagging. I don't really have any reason to upgrade, I'm happy with FS2002. Why do you ask? Are you having problems with it, or just curious?

coryo93 (author)CameronSS2008-03-04

Having problems. Got the FSX Regular Version for Christmas about one year ago, then got FSX Deluxe Version with some points from a web site. But, I can't get the SDK to work, which is the main reason I spent the points on it (around 3,500 points, at 25 points a game).

Firebert010 (author)2008-03-04

Q-Tip is spelled like it sounds. It's a good idea, but this one might be better off colaborated in a larger Instructible...

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