Headphone jack broken in output.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Iliketurtlesyo, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Iliketurtlesyo macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    I just broke off the headphone jack (male end) in my macbook's audio output. It's pretty damn stuck in there.

    Any suggestions for getting it out? Tweezers, maybe? Or should i just go ahead and open the thing? Orrrr am I entirely screwed?

    This, folks is what you get for not replacing a 14 dollar cord immediately.
  2. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    opening it wont help... the connector is enclosed in a little box. you can try a chopstick or toothpick with a dot of super glue on the end and hold it against the center of the jack you broke off... that has worked in the past for me a few times. it depends if it has a tip or a hole ... if a hole is in there you can use a very small screw ... slightly let the threads go into it and you can pull it out. If all else fails you will need to take it in for repair... depending on the type of computer it may be a left i/o replacement or it would be a logic board replacement...
  3. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
  4. Iliketurtlesyo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    My girlfriend suggested the same thing and I thought she was bat **** crazy. I tried it, though and after a couple minutes got it out pretty painlessly, other than a small smudge of glue on the side of the port (Not in it, luckily.) What can I say? I'm not a surgeon. haha.

    Thanks for suggesting that, because I wouldn't have tried it otherwise.

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