17" MBP - slightly loose headphone socket

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simon Young, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Simon Young macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    I have a fairly recent 17" MBP and I've discovered today that the headphone socket is a bit looser than I'm used to. My usual headphones click in as usual, but very little effort is required to pull them out. I have recently been using a client's cable to hook my MBP up to their speakers, and I have a feeling that the 3.5mm jack (which was a fairly tight fit) has somehow worn the socket.

    Is it possible that using a slightly 'fatter' jack can damage a socket like that? I'm a bit wary of people plugging their cables into my laptop now, as I don't want to exacerbate the problem! Anyone else experienced this?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The headphone jack on the unibodies seems looser across the board (compared to the Classic MBPs). I don't think they make "slightly fatter plugs" for headphones...

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