Something jammed in the headphone jack

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  1. macnoob2 macrumors newbie

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    I have a silicon bead jammed in my head phone jack so the computer always things there are headphones plugged in. I have tried a PRAM reset and starting up a new project in garage band. Is there any way to manually switch from speakers to headphones? Can I tell the computer when I want it to play through the speaker and when to play through the jack? I have gone in to apple and they told me the way to fix the problem is to replace the logic board because the headphone jack is connected to it, but I dont have that kind of spare money laying around. Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just put a very tiny amount of super glue on the end of a toothpick, stick it in, let it harden, and pull it out?

    I'm sure you've tried but there has to be a way to get it out. I'm surprised Apple wasn't any more helpful.
     
  3. macnoob2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :D! I will give it a try. It has been lodged in there for like a year know and I have gotten used to not needing the speakers but now I find myself needing them more and more.
     
  4. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck, keep a steady hand and you'll definitely want somebody shining a flashlight into the hole. Report back if you see results :)
     

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