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  1. gregp's Avatar
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    My Pre 3 is a 4g ATT one so didn't come with a headset (why...?). I went to a local store and tried a 4 pin version with mic, music came out OK but voice from the Mic didn't come through. When I unplugged it the built in Mic didn't come back and nothing came out of speakers. I had to restart the device to get audio back. A normal headset-only (no Mic) with a 3 pin plug worked fine.

    so my questions...
    1) does the Pre 3 use a non-standard pinout / what config headset do I need?
    2) has anyone else had this and how did they fix?

    thanks!
    Greg
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    same problem over and over discussed here the forums. it's a regular 4-pin outlet, but sadly the contacts are getting dusty and unresponsive for detecting plug-In/plug-out very fast.
    so try to clean your contacts with a q-tip first. If nothing help search for threads like "ghastly headset", "clean headset" ...
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    This problem has been around since the Treo days. Funny that other manufacturers don't seem to suffer the same. I only got it if I plugged/unplugged too fast. If I did it slow, no problems.

    Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by benh View Post
    This problem has been around since the Treo days. Funny that other manufacturers don't seem to suffer the same. I only got it if I plugged/unplugged too fast. If I did it slow, no problems.

    Ben
    thanks guys, had a Treo 750 for 2 years and never hit that, can't believe a 2 month old Pre3 that lives in a case would go mute through the minute amount of dust it must have accumulated. Still I'll take your word for it and try to find out what a 'q-tip' is to clean the thing!
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    I've also read that a very small amount of graphite in there occasionally can help. Just a leetle bit.
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    and there are little plugs out there to cover the headphone jack when not in use...

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