I've put up with my 2nd-generation iPhone much longer than I needed to because I've been holding out for the iPhone 5, but I guess I better replace it because the headphone jack seems to have burned out. The speaker still works, but we know how crappy the speaker is on an iPhone.
I tried cleaning it out with rubbing alcohol and a cut Q-Tip, but the first time I did it, I made the mistake of using antibacterial gel, which is mostly made with water. Whoops. I did get a lot of gunk out, but it seems to have exacerbated the issue. At first, there was random stopping, but now the jack doesn't work at all.
I'm eligible for an upgrade, so I really don't see the point in trying to keep this particular phone, but I did want to know if anyone else has ever had this problem. It shouldn't cost much for me to upgrade this particular phone, because I'm only going up to the next generation if possible. Only problem is that I'll have to upgrade the phone and iTunes system on a different computer than the one I had. I already saved my music and files on a 3rd Party program, so it shouldn't be a big deal.