How do I remove a 3.5mm tip from inside the audio jack?
The tip of a 3.5mm headphone male pin has detached itself quite good inside my headphone jack (MBP 15"). I have tried every technique including toothpicks with epoxy to tweezers to tiny drills. All of this has only resulted in the tip getting more and more stuck! I am ready to open this baby up and fix it from the inside.
Would this be a good idea? Will I be able to drill open the audio output "cage" that I have observed by looking at the step-by-step guides? If this is the case - would I be able to pry out the tip from there?
But before I do it - Does anybody know if I would be able to use a bluetooth headset to get audio from my MBP? Right now I can't get any sound, even from the internal speakers since the tip is making the mac think that there are headphones attached, and therefore the speakers are offline.
I am immensely grateful for any input or words of advice. Sending it to service is out of the question for monetary reasons.
Is this a good question?