Broken Headphone Port- any way to disable it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by smitty046, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. smitty046 macrumors newbie

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    My friend tripped over the stereo cord and snapped the tip off in the headphone port of my macbook. I'v tried for hours with tweezers but it was a clean break and there is nothing to grab, and replacing it is out of the question as that would entail getting a new logic board. Also it still recognizes the bit that is in there and will not allow me to use headphones or just play sound through the speakers. Is there a way I can disable the headphone port so that it will stop recognizing the tip of the stereo input?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    One common recommendation for this is to use a very tiny bit of super glue on the end of a toothpick (or something similar) to adhere to the broken piece and then pull it out. Of course be extremely careful not to get super glue anywhere else, but I suppose that goes without saying. :)
     
  3. smitty046 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have actually tried that to no avail, the bit is stubborn.
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    You tell your friend to go out and buy you some new headphones. And while he's at the store, he buy you a new Macbook as well :p. I was gonna suggest the superglue/toothpick method too but too late. Try taking it to the Genius Bar and see if they can remove it for you.
     
  5. ankitsid macrumors member

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  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I have no idea how the MBs is. But most jacks I've seen aren't inclosed when you get it out in the open.
    Meaning: you could open up the device, and push out the broken tip from the socket.
     
  7. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Happened to one of my friends on his HP PC a while back. It's very hard to remove, you may want to let one of the Geniuses have a go at it.

    Give the super glue idea a go again in the meantime. I would try to answer how to disable it, but I'm unsure and would rather have it fixed.
     

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