Sound from headphones AND internal speakers at the same time?

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  1. Jkj12 macrumors member

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    I have a Macbook mid 2009 running Yosemite. I have a jack from some old headphones stuck and broken inside the audio output. Impossible to remove from the outside.

    As a result, the speakers are always muted and i can't connect any external speakers because of the broken jack.

    I am almost certain that I could choose to have sound from both internal speakers and audio out at the same time on my old windows computers, but how do i manage this in OSX?

    Another solution could be to "turn off" the audio out, but i don't know if that is possible.

    Anyone got a good solution?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No can do.
    You could get some USB or Bluetooth headphones or speakers that should work. You can also use AirPlay to send sound to other speakers.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Well, you could go in there with a soldering iron and rewire the jack.
    Probably void the warranty though.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The warranty is long expired, but that doesn't eliminate the possibility of damaging something in the process.
     
  5. Jkj12 thread starter macrumors member

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    What? So it is impossible to find some setting that will let me use sound from the two outputs at the same time?

    Maybe i should try to open it up and see if it is possible to get the jack out from the inside??
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no software setting to accomplish this, because the switch from headphones to internal speakers is a hardware switch.
    That would be my first choice.
     
  7. Jkj12 thread starter macrumors member

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    I removed the keyboard and it doesn't seem to be easier from the inside.

    I however don't understand how it can be a hardware issue? I do have the startup chime. ??
     
  8. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

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    I would think with a very small pair of tweezers you could prob pull the old headphone plug out. They make all kinds for electronic repair.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System sounds aren't affected by the presence of headphones. It's definitely a hardware issue.
     
  10. Jkj12 thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it. My dentist aunt solved the problem with some old "teeth-tweezers" from the clinic. :D
     

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