MacBook Audio/Mic Ports Unusable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by t1m0wnsu, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. t1m0wnsu macrumors newbie

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    What external USB sound card should I get for my 2010 MacBook Pro?

    My audio and mic ports both have bits and pieces of an audio converter tip stuck in them, so I can't plug any earphones/headphones/mic cords into them. It costs $200+ to replace jacks completely.

    Would this https://www.google.com/shopping/product/9618463009759678039?q=external%20usb%20soundcard&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1CHFA_enUS484US484&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bpcl=38897761&ion=1&biw=1122&bih=739&sa=X&ei=GxGwUNm0F6HuigL47oCwBg&ved=0CIABEPMCMAE work? I heard the soundcard quality and its compatibility might matter depending on the laptop?

    Thanks!
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Have you ever thought of getting that piece removed?
     
  3. t1m0wnsu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. LS3 Machine macrumors member

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    Sound card

    Assuming you can't get the broken off pieces removed, the sound blaster x fi go is a USB dongle sound card. I have one and it works great on my PC laptop. I believe it is Mac compatible as well, and its not expensive at all. It seems to me that changing an audio jack should be easy, and the parts should be cheap as well? Good luck and keep us posted on what you do to fix it.
     
  5. kissmygrass macrumors newbie

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    SoundBlaster X-fi Go works with Macs, as well as Hercules Muse XL Pocket LT3 USB card. You may need to play with volume levels a little bit (even via MIDI setup app), but I had no other problems.
     

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