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{A1706 / EMC 3071}—Released in June 2017, this 13" Macbook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz.

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Headphone jack not working properly

recently, one pair of earbuds snapped in half while plugged into my MacBook. I messed with the port for hours trying to pick out the stuck tip. When I finally managed to pull it out, I immediately plugged in a new pair. The audio did not come right away, instead I was hearing 3 moments of subtle and short crackling noises before the audio finally came through... but now the audio sounded muffled and a bit distorted. The audio sounded a bit clearer as I shifted the balancing to one ear bud but even then it still sounded off and quieter, despite trying full volume. I have a feeling that I probably permanently broke the jack. I want to be wrong, is there a solution to this or do I have to get it replaced?

I also have tried compressed air.

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Apple update broke the headphone jack and batteries....BUY A NEW DEVICE fro $$$$$$$$ and your their friend..remember: monopolies are illegal if they are established or maintained through improper conduct, such as exclusionary or predatory acts. This is known as anticompetitive monopolization., REPORT THEM TO THE FCT..but i remind you Apple is known to be in cahoots with Rogue government agents. (according to senior staff members who walked out recently)

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As it turns out replacing the jack is quite easy! After removing the bottom cover we can gain access to the screws that hold it in place. Here's an image where its being removed from the teardown

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And here's the needed part: MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Touch Bar, Late 2016-2017) Headphone Jack

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Touch Bar, Late 2016-2017) Headphone Jack

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before completely replacing it, is there a remedy I can try to ensure it is not truly damaged?

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Sadly, its just one of those parts you just need to swap-out. The alternative is to use a USB connected DAC but it would be more expensive.

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This saved me today. A the tip of a previously repaired headphone jack broke in my port. After hours of crappy YouTube videos telling me to stick pens into the port with crazy glue, I found this. Quickly removed the port, pealed the back tape off to reveal the access and pressed the bit out with a pin. Thank you for this.

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I had a similar problem--out of the blue could only insert headphone jack about 1/4" before encountering a "blockage". I decided to try a simple restart, and as the computer started shutting down apps and documents, the plug spontaneously opened up and is now fine. So try this before resorting to force or the repair shop!

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