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Replacing the headphone jack.

My friend's Macbook has the switch inside the headphone jack permanently stuck. I researched possible solutions and she tried getting it unstuck with a paper clip, a toothpick, etc. It didn't work. She took it to the Genius Bar where they told her it was permanently stuck and the repair would be $280.

If it's permanently stuck, the part needs to be replaced. My question is, how do I go about doing this, and where can I get the part?

Any help would be appreciated.

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I Know a few places that can repair it, Its a component level repair that can be done, but requires a skilled technician to do so and a good set of tools, and at least a hot air SMD rework kit.

If you are a board level tech, I can walk you thought it, having done the repairs myself before.

email me at, and I can point you in the right direction, but I will warn you, this is not an easy repair, and the parts are difficult at best to get.

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have exactly same problem.

I need to get the new piece of Earphone Jack.

and I don`t even know where I can get it....

and How to replace it.

Please somebody help....

My email is

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Looks like everyone missed this question. Please start your own question along with the last three letters of your serial number, so I know exactly the right part, and I'll make sure you get an answer. Also are you sure yours can't be fixed, it's rare that they can't be.


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