Broken headphone jack in iMac 2007 model - what next?

Justin122

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Sep 14, 2008
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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
 

oculus42

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Dec 9, 2002
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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).
 

MobiusStrip

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Dec 11, 2009
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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".
 

MobiusStrip

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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.
 

Justin122

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Sep 14, 2008
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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.
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
 

MobiusStrip

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Dec 11, 2009
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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
Cool. The board I bought is still sitting in front of that computer... not installed yet!
 
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