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Broken headphone plug stuck in jack

My headphone plug just broke inside in jack of my macbook. I've tried many things included the last one, which i used super glue with the other part of the headphones and was worst. I went to apple and they said to me that its impossible to fix and i have to change the video/sound board which is almost 70% the price of a macbook. Is it possible to fix in a cheapest mode or how can i have sound? Because my computer just admit that has something plug. Can i use a USB speakers and change sound definitions?

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DIY work around - buy a USB audio adaptor. USB audio is separate from analog audio. You'll have an extra dongle but you can still plug your headphones into it and use the machine.. . the cost should be <$50.00 US.

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Thanks very much. The problem now is that i cant find a web site to send it to spain where i live. Do you know another brand or something similar there i can buy it. Thanks

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There must be USB audio headsets with voice quality microphones in Spain, or in Europe that will ship to Spain. That would also be a work around.

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After reviewing this and other forums, I first tried bending the paper clip tip. After some effort, all I was able to remove was a tiny strip of metal. I could not hook the rest of the jack.

The glue on toothpick or end of pen refill were intriguing, but I was concerned about glue drip. However, on a recent Target visit, I found Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control ($3.99). I also got epoxy just in case. The refills I had were too big. I tried to think of something sturdier than a toothpick, then came across a 4d finish nail. I checked a 2d, but the 4d head was actually slightly smaller.

I laid the computer on a desk, unplugged & with battery removed. To hold it steady & straight, I then clamped the end of the nail in locking pliers also laid on the desk. The nail was parallel to the desk. I inserted the nail head first to check for clearance.

I dripped just enough glue to slightly mound on the top of the head. I waited a couple of seconds, then carefully inserted and held it for 20-25 seconds, a little more than specified. It did not hold. I tried again and waited 5+ minutes for full strength. I then pulled it out -- with the tip of the broken jack!!

My speakers and jack both work, saving $99+ in repairs, with 20 min. of work!!

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When I first read of using a toothpick and superglue I thought maybe somebody had been sniffing that glue! But with a 1/8" sound jack broken off in a MacBook Pro, my options grew slim quite quickly. Even taking the cover off the logic board didn't work, as the sound jack is completely encased and soldered to the logic board. So I bought some super glue, cut the pointy end off of a wooden toothpick so it was just slightly flat, laid a small drop of super glue on the toothpick, and carefully inserted the toothpick to the broken jack. I held it for 10 seconds, then removed my hand and let it sit for a half hour. Then, breathing a short prayer, I gently removed the toothpick, straight out, and along with it came the broken tip of the sound jack! So this method isn't as crazy as some would have you believe. Just have patience and a steady hand, and you can save some serious bucks by not having to take the computer in to a specialist.

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The GripStick is a tool specifically made to solve this problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii5OKvtN...

http://nightek.com

You can also buy it here at iFixit.

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