Macbook alu headphone socket is awful?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Whiternoise, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Whiternoise macrumors member

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    I've been using my 2.4 Alu Macbook for the past few weeks with no problems, i've got no suck pixels, it's built like a brick outhouse, and so on.

    But, and there's one but, the headphone socket seems to be appallingly bad. It doesn't hold jacks in very well and it's getting pretty annoying.

    For instance, i got a pair of AudioEngine A2 speakers and the cable they provide is a basic 3.5mm cable. When i try to plug it into my macbook i have to make sure it's really jammed in (difficult because there's no "click" like on just about every other device i own) and so it's really easy for it to fall out.

    Is this a common problem or do i need to speak to Apple about it?

    Thanks
     
  2. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    That def sounds like a problem, I sometimes have a hard time getting mine out of the socket. Mine is very snug.
     
  3. ragnvaldster macrumors newbie

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    I've got two sets of headphones that I use with my mac. With one of them, some WE/SC headphones, I experience exactly the same as you. No "click" and they fall out easily. My Koss Portapros on the other hand fit perfectly into the socket. The problem with the WE/SC ones seems to be that their jack is slightly longer than the Portapros. Annoying, but I don't think it's a defect.
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I was going to say the same. Mines super tight
     

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