Crap: Headphone Plug Severed

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

  1. mbrown macrumors newbie

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    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...?

    Yikes.
     
  2. anubis26 macrumors member

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    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

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    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.

    Or

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

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    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

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    the superglue idea sounds like a good one if you can get the object to stick to the severed plug.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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

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

    Tom
     
  8. amoda macrumors 6502a

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

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    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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