How to disable headphone jack?

I have had this optical-out switch problem for over a year now (red light showing out of headphone jack). Ive tried everything to fix it. Even put a bit of Rubbing alcohol in it to see if it might be dirt that is clogged inside.

Is there a way to permanently disable the headphone Jack or manually switch the audio like you can on a PC?

I want to fix it before i sell the machine.

Any help would appreciated

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The red light means your digital audio out has switched on. You can insert a plastic toothpick in the hole and try and switch it off. The switch should be at the 3 o'clock position and go towards the 6 o'clock position. Some people also have had luck inserting their headphone jack and pulling out a few times. Another recent report was that inserting the headphone jack and turning it clockwise in the hole helped.

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I know of no "magic fix" - what you can do as a work around is use USB audio through a USB audio Adaptor (USB audio works separate from analog)... it would have a working line/headphone jack.

Just tell the potential buyer about the problem and it's solution.

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