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  2. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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    What? Why would it be?
     
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  4. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    This happened to my friend. You will need a new logic board so you might as well try to get it out, so try these:

    hot glue it and try to pull it out

    try the same method with a soldering iron

    good luck
     
  5. droid15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Super glue is in it
     
  6. EmeraldICE macrumors member

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    First I'd like to know why it's super glued.
    Did a friend pull a prank on you? :confused:

    EDIT. Nvm. How would super glue get it out?
     
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    XD How would that help?
     
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    i almost fell out of my chair.

    why?
     
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  10. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    the superglue makes sense, just a bad idea. He tried to get something attached to it so he could pull it out and glue seems to be the perfect thing.

    This is why i recommended a glue gun because hot glue, one dried can peel off if the attempt is unsuccessful.
     
  11. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is he tried to glue the broken end onto something so he could try and pull it out when the glue dried. Try using a screw that is thinner than the jack and screw it slowly into the broken end making sure not to damage the jack. When it is firmly in, pull the screw out with your hand and the broken end should come out with it.
     
  12. tuan time macrumors member

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    is it an iP4? maybe you can just unscrew the back panel off and drive the broken plug from the inside out?
     
  13. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    What kind of glue, epoxy based or cyanoacrylate? If its epoxy, heating up the headphone jack plug until its red hot will soften the glue. For cyanoacrylate, aka crazy glue, try twisting the jack instead of pulling on it with a pair of visegrips. This type of glue has low shear strength. Acetone, aka nail polish remove will also dissolve crazy glue.

    Even if you manage to get it out, the glue residue coating the inside of the jack will render it useless. Best of luck

     
  14. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    haha that was a great plan...
     
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    Take it in before you make matters even worse. If it's really glued on it'll cost you, though.
     
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  18. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Just a glue stick that goes into a glue gun....
     
  19. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    i really dont understand how you would think that using superglue would help get it out. i mean the op does realize that glue is an adhesive right?
     
  20. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    I think the idea is to dab a little glue on the end of a paperclip and try to bond the paperclip to the broken piece inside, then pull them both out. In theory is a great idea.
     
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    Apple really needs to start allowing mac osx on 3rd party computers.
     

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