Damaged headphone jack, likely a logic board issue
I opened up my MacBook to adjust the trackpad (the click was too stiff). I lifted up the battery and kept it plugged into the logic board, I moved the battery out of the way, and it was resting over the headphone jack portion of the logic board. I reassembled my laptop and plugged it back in, everything seemed fine.. Except when I plugged in my headset and noticed that the output device was "Digital Out" whenever I tried plugging it in. I did some googling and found out that this problem can be the result of the switch being stuck on digital out or the logic board failing. I tried the quick 'plugging in and out' solution, but I don't think it'll work here since I probably messed up the logic board somehow. The jack itself is probably fine and not dirty.
I must have shorted the logic board somehow when I wasn't handling it carefully. Is there any chance of fixing the headphone jack without replacing the entire logic board? Right now, I'm looking at an external sound card, but that solution is not the most ideal..
What should I try? I am comfortable soldering with a precision tip, but I should probably stop making matters worse!
Note: My headphone jack still *works* since I can unplug my headset and use the internal speakers. The problem is that my headphones are not recognized properly as external out, instead of Digital Out.
Is this a good question?