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Stuck on "Ringer (Headset)" rendering my iPhone as a $400 two-way pager.

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Jul 17, 2008 7:43 AM
This started happening to me before updating to 2.0. Silly me, I thought that maybe by updating it to 2.0 this would be fixed. Not at all.

Here are my symptoms:

It's stuck to Ringer (Headphones).

While stuck like this, when I call or get a call, no one can hear a thing. I can't hear them and they can't hear me.

SOMETIMES if I have my headphones on I can hear them and they can't hear me. SOMETIMES they can hear me AND I can hear them.

If I am listening to music and unplug my headphones, the audio doesn't come out of the loudspeaker nor does it pause (which is what I'd expect).

Sometimes if I unplug my headphones, the iPod starts running and playing the first song on my library (alphabetically) which of course I can't hear because the speaker on my phone isn't working and my headphones have been unplugged.

I tried plugging in and out a headphone several times and no dice. I've tried rebooting it. Nothing. I've tried everything short of a restore, which I'll try tonight if I can't figure anything else out.

This morning I had my headphones plugged in and while playing a song, I started fiddling with the audio settings on the iPod (Max volume, etc.) I then unplugged my headset and hit the ringer up button and it still showed "Ringer (Headphones)" and then hit the ringer down and it worked as normal. I could hear my typing sounds and all other normal functions normally. Finally. After 3 days of it not working. I didn't even dare plug my headphones back... and 2 hours later, the phone went back to the "Ringer (Headphones)".

Ideas?

I bought my iPhone in January, if that helps.

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