Difficulty of Repairing Audio Jack?
A few months ago, my audio jack stopped working properly. Everything is pretty much fine except for the fact that when I plug in my headphones into the audio jack, it only plays out of one ear. I have determined that it is the computer that's damaged, and not my headphone. I've tried with several pairs, all with the same result.
It started when I had my headphones plugged it and as I was walking by, I caught the wire of my headphones with my foot causing them to tug violently on the audio jack. After that, it was a slow deterioration of the ability to play sounds to both ears. I was able to press on the jack where it plugged in lightly to get it to work, but after a while that stopped working.
Could it just be that a wire somewhere failed or is it more likely that the entire jack is busted? And also, would it be possible to replace it myself or would it better to have it professionally repaired? I have very basic soldering and circuitry knowledge.
Is this a good question?