Broke headphone off, now speakers don't work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by icbarefoot, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. icbarefoot macrumors newbie

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    I know that similar things have been posted on here before but I was hoping that maybe something new was discovered. So here is the deal:

    I broke my headphones off in my macbook. So now it won't allow me to use the speakers and in preferences digital out is the only output available. I have tried to remove the broken piece but to no avail. I have not taken apart the computer because I didn't want to go that far.

    I have tried downloading a few apps to switch it but apparently they just pulll from preferences because they gave me the same options.

    I have heard this is a hardware issue so it can't be fixed. Which makes me wonder why the startup chime still comes through the speakers. But not only that. I installed bootcamp after and Windows 7. I started up windows and the speakers work perfectly in windows, so apparently the software running in windows is smarter than the mac, or something. It detects there are no headphones I guess cause I didn't even force it to use speakers, which you can do in windows because the option never goes away.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to get around this. Right now I have to use USB headphones to get any sound while using the mac os. I wonder if upgrading from lion to mountain lion might fix it because I have a free upgrade voucher through my school.
     
  2. PolaBurrr macrumors newbie

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    Jun 21, 2013
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    easy, take it to the apple store and they will get out that broken piece in a matter of minutes. much better than a software solution that may still prevent you from using headphones in the future.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Actually, it's the other way 'round.

    Regardless, you need to get it out of the jack. Take it in for service instead of attempting workarounds.
     

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