Tip of headphone jack stuck inside port
Yesterday, the very tip (just the bulb-like part on the very end) came off a headphone jack while it was inside the port. This means that I don't hear any sound (save the startup chime) because my computer thinks something is plugged in.
I googled the situation and found several solutions:
- Stick superglue on the end of a paperclip and touch it to the stuck piece. I tried this a few times, but the glue didn't hold, probably because there's not enough contact area to pull with enough force.
- Surround the piece with a straw and fill the straw with superglue. Fortunately, I had the sense to try this with a cable that I didn't need, and it didn't work. The glue seeped into the jack, and would have ruined my computer had I tried it there first.
- Drill into the tip and pull it out with a metal screw. I haven't tried this yet, due to the fact that I could mess up and make a hole in my logic board.
Something else that I came up with, that I have yet to attempt, is to remove the logic board (something iFixit doesn't have complete instructions for?) and remove the plastic sheath that covers all but the metal contacts in the jack. However, I have no suction cups and am moving in less than a week, so doing any sort of 'surgery' is out of the question for now.
Any ideas for how to get this pesky problem solved?
EDIT: I would also like to know if anybody's taken out the motherboard and how hard that would be... I'd rather not use the drill, but I might not have an option...
Is this a good question?