could this hurt my phone? (physically)

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  1. tktouch12

    tktouch12 Active Member

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    i'm paranoyed of my droid making some sound during class. there are so many things that could, im a little worried. i keep it on vibrate/ silent, but i just really dont want to get it taken away.
    i made something to fix this, but i dont know if it could hurt my phone some way physically if i keep using it.
    i took an old pair of headphones, cut off the cord and was left just with the 3.5 plug. i cut it down as far as i could, so all thats left is the plug and a little rubber around the middle, then a little copper sticking out the top. i put a dab of hotglue on the top so i wouldnt poke/ scratch myself. i then put it in the headphone port, and it makes my phone think i have headphones in, so nothing will make sound. its really nice, and makes unlocking the phone easier. i'm worried that the current running through could build up and hurt my phone somehow. could this?
    thanks
     
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    Have you used it and it works?

    I don't see how it would hurt anything, as long as none of the wires are touching.
     
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    As long as you turn the ringtone, notifications, and media volume down it shouldn't make a peep. But to answer your question, I don't see how it could hurt your phone at all.
     
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    Assuming that you took care to make sure that the wires are not touching, you have an open headphone circuit. I really don't know if this could cause any problem with the small headphone amp, but why don't you just turn the phone off during class. It doesn't take that long to turn it on again after class.
     
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    To be sure, try this:

    From an electrical standpoint, use a multimeter to test for continuity (i.e. a short) between any two of the contacts on the extended part of the plug. If there is no short, the circuitry of your phone should be safe.

    From a physical standpoint, I doubt that leaving the plug inserted could cause the jack to become lose, but can't say for sure.
     
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    By how you described it, it sounds like you are running a risk of starting a fire or something lol. I was worried about my phone going off at work and then I found out about Locale. Locale is a very handy app. You can set the app to silence your phone when you enter a specific gps area/location. So, if you forget to silence your phone when you get to work/school, the Locale app has your back. And of course you can use it for many other things as well.
     
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    I think that's actually a clever little fail safe! If there are no speakers drawing power, I don't see how it can hurt.
     
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    Press and Hold the power button, then when the menu comes up, select Silent Mode.

    It will turn all the volumns off.
     
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    Yes it works, yes I could turn the volume down, but just in case, and it keeps dust out.
    Also, ya, I was wondering about this from an electric standpoint.
     
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    Yes it works, yes I could turn the volume down, but just in case, and it keeps dust out.
    Also, ya, I was wondering about this from an electric standpoint.
     
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    Whew!

    And I was afraid you had Duct Tapes your little buddy to keep it's mouth shut ...:icon_ devil:

    Seriously, it won't hurt it, but just set to silent, same thing.
     
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    Put a little electrical tape over the ends of the wires, but yeah it should be fine.
     
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    Ok, so just make sure the ends don't touch. But I cut it all the way to the metal. I cut the cords completelyh off, so I guess they couldn't touch if they aren't there.
     
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    unless metal touches the metal that you cut down to, Hence covering with electrical tape. it should insulate it so that doesn't happen
     
  15. Martin030908

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    Cover the end and you shouldn't have issues, as others have said... but why not just put the phone on silent? Just a question... :)
     
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