Crap: Headphone Plug Severed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mbrown, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. mbrown macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Hi! I dropped my Mac Book Pro with the headphones in the jack. Unfortunatly, half of the "head" is still in the jack... how do I remove it...?

  2. anubis26 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    If there is any space in there, you could try tweezers or one of those tools (don't remember the name) for removing a dropped screw out of a computer that looks like the child of a pen and a syringe.

    Or you could always take it to the local apple store and see what they do.
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    get a nail or something similar, put a dab of super glue on the end.

    Glue it to the broken piece, and that piece only. Pull it out.


    if tweezers don't work, Left i/o board will probably have to be removed.
  4. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    Greener places than I used to live
    Do a search in these forums... about half a year or so ago, someone had the exact same problem with lots of ongoing updates/suggestions.

    I can't remember if they ever got it resolved, though.
  5. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    the superglue idea sounds like a good one if you can get the object to stick to the severed plug.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Also when you pull, pull slowly; if you pull too fast the tension force might break the glue.
  7. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Might I also humbly suggest doing so with the laptop unplugged and the battery removed :) Don't want any, uh surprises.

  8. amoda macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    If you have a set of those magnetic screws that might do the trick.
  9. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    yea, i wouldnt do this. I would use the superglue idea, ive seen it work first hand a few times. And even read about its savior capabilities on other sites.

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