Headphone-Jack problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by erin1234, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. erin1234, Feb 16, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014

    erin1234 macrumors newbie

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    So when I plug my headphones into my macbook air, it initially does not recognize that they have been plugged in and continues to play sound out of the internal speakers. However if I close the laptop and open it again, it will then recognize them, however it plays an awful static noise out of them.

    The jack does look a little crushed, almost like I dropped it with headphones in, which is possible. But the fact that it will recognize the headphones after being closed makes me skeptical that it is a hardware issue.

    I have tried other headphones and updated to the most recent software hoping for a fix but no such luck.

    Do you think it is a hardware or a software problem? Any possible solutions out there? Also if it does turn out to be a hardware problem, does anyone have any idea of how much it would cost to get it fixed?

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, it's probably damaged the connector inside.....take it in. By closing the lid you are probably completing the connection via pressure...I doubt it's a DIY fix though.
     

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