Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Does anybody know where to find Headphone Jack Part information?

MacBook Core Duo 2.0 GHz

I have the classic problem of a tip of a headphone plug snapped off in my white a1181 macbook core duo 2ghz audio input jack. I tried a multitude of methods trying to get it out, including paperclips, tiny flathead screw drivers, glue on all sorts of different objects to pull it out, and now it is permanently fastened in there. I got too antsy this afternoon and tried too many things at once. Instead of replacing the entire logic board ($400, or $60 for sketchy ebay buys), I am wondering if anybody can point me in the direction of who manufactures the actual part I need to remove, and solder back in. Does anybody know where that part information might be available? I am planning on buying it off of a place like digikey.com. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks a bunch.

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I have a similar problem, but my headphone jack didn't break inside, it just broke the component inside.

I have hunted and had no joy so I'm just debating taking it into an Apple Store and getting it sent off..?

Do you know anything about that as I'm thinking you might have looked into it or something?


Eden, as your problem is different, I would suggest asking your own question. There's no extra charge.


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The back side of the jack has a middle metal piece that can be pulled slightly out giving access to the interior of the jack. You can pull it out and reach inside it with some tweezers to remove a broken tip.

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from reading the question, I get the impression that perhaps from the "glue something to the broken end of it" method that permanently in there really means permanent. is this the case nikak?


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provided my comment about the permanence of the situation is correct, you could always find a dead logic board and pull the connector from that if you're technically inclined.

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