Broken headphone jack in iMac 2007 model - what next?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Justin122, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Justin122 macrumors 6502

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    What do I do next? Do I call up Apple? Do I go to the Apple Store?

    Also, I got my iMac in December 2007, is it still in warranty? I didn't get Applecare.

    Thanks,

    Justin
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Your iMac is not in warranty. Either pick up a USB audio device (live without the internal headphone jack) or you are probably looking at a few hundred to replace the motherboard (not sure if the ports are on their own board or on the motherboard).
     
  3. MobiusStrip macrumors regular

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    You don't need a new motherboard. You can buy a new audio board for a few bucks. Search for "iMac 2007 audio board".
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Mother of thread resurrection...

    By now the OP would've solved his problem.
     
  5. MobiusStrip macrumors regular

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    You never know! I just encountered it myself, with the headphone jack physically not working anymore. I want to use the computer for karaoke and feed a mixer with it, so I have to replace the jacks. Found a used board for $6.
     
  6. Justin122 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just looking through my old posts and I remember buying a USB audio device. I have since given away my iMac but will be getting it back soon. May give this a go
     
  7. MobiusStrip macrumors regular

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    Cool. The board I bought is still sitting in front of that computer... not installed yet!
     

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