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Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Why do I only hear audio out of left headphone?

I actually need to pull the end of the connector out of the audio-out port half-way in order to hear sound out of both headphones.I have tried known to work headphones.Sound comes out of both of the laptops speakers.I checked the system preferences and its set for both right and left.So I'm beginning to imagine that its the Logic Board or another internal problem.Any ideas tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.Thank You For Your Time

UPDATE:I tested switching the slider found in System Prefs/Sound and once I slid it over to the right it dims the sound really low out of both L and R.This is with the connector half-way out.With the connector all the way in it doesn't produce any sound.

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Thank You and good lookin out on the iMic.Just sucks that the audio is integrated and in order to replace it would be a nightmare.Again Thank You


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There are metal pins inside the audio jack that make contact with the male end of your headphones. The fact that you get different results depending on how far you insert them indicates that one of these is misaligned or damaged.

Check to make sure that there isn't any debris inside the jack making trouble, but if not then you will need that jack replaced in order to fix it.

Rather than go to that trouble though, I would just get a small usb audio interface to use instead. Something like the Grifin iMic would work perfectly, and you'd just plug your headphones into that:


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