PowerBook headphone jack problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NEENAHBOY, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    Arlington, VA
    Over the past few weeks, I've noticed problems with my PowerBook's headphone jack. The headphone plugs don't stay seated in the jack, resulting in loss of audio in either one ear or both until I adjust the plug, at which point it will almost always happen again. I usually end up having to hold the plug in place to get consistent sound from both ears.

    At first, I thought it was just my headphones, so I borrowed a couple pairs from friends and ordered a backup pair from Amazon, all with the same results. I've peeked inside the jack once or twice and everything LOOKS fine...but what do I know?

    I'll be in downtown Chicago tomorrow and Thursday, so I plan on making a trip to the Apple Store, but is there anything else I should try beforehand? Thanks.

    Oh, and also: as I recall, the PB headphone jack is part of the logic board, correct?
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    It can only be a hardware fault. It the jack is on the logic board depends on which powerbook you have, IE: G3 G4 Tit/Alu 12"/15"/17" etc.
  3. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    ive found the exact problem!
    When i plug earphones in the entire way, it only gives left ear sound.
    It has to be pulled out a quarter of the way for both sides to work.

    I want to bring it in, but dont want to lose the machine for a few weeks.

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