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itunes keeps opening on its own (via: Apple Support Communities)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

Just had this occur on my machine: iTunes kept popping up like very 30 seconds (also resuming the radio channel I was listening to before), while I was watching some YouTube archived web casts.

After reading itunes keeps opening on its own: Apple Support Communities, I new what could cause it:

I remember bringing another set of headphones (the final Sennheiser from a bunch I bought a long while back also had diminished its sound volume by more than 70%).

The contact plug had been in the air for a while, so the connector had built up some thin corrosion on it making the connection flaky. Cleaning the plug fixed it.

Apparently, that simulates signals which your Mac uses to detect if your headset has a remote control on it, then automagically starts iTunes for you.

–jeroen

via: itunes keeps opening on its own: Apple Support Communities.

PS: Researching this issue I found how somebody modded his headset cable to allow for a good Mic/Headphone combination.

If your jack has gotten dirty on the inside, follow these steps to clean it.

And yeas, I know that liquids usually make corrosion go much faster, so be careful taking your device for a run.

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