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How can I remove something from my earphone jack?

Making this simple, I broke my headphone adapter in the earjack, how can I remove it?

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Mt twist on the "something suck in my ipad eaphoe jack" is my "something" is one of those silicone beads that come in little packet in your luggage to absorb humidity. The pack broke open and voila' one of the beads found it's way into my earphone jack. Unfortunately, I discovered it when I tried to push in my headphone plug a couple times so I've lodged the bead down pretty hard. The genius bar guys couldn't get it out at Apple and I've found no glue that will stick to silicone. I'm ready to try the drill thing, wondering if there are any other simple ideas or guide for the drill idea.

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I have the EXACT same problem, dont know what to do.

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Same issue with mine... looking for something to poke it with >_<`'

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Use a straw like the ones you get in the square cartons of juice that's how I got mine out.on the downside the port is a bit messed up but my speakers work again

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To remove crushed paper or lint... use a paperclip or sharp end of a safety pin...

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There is a tool we made that was on Kickstarter called the GripStick. It is made specifically for removing a broken headphone plug from any standard audio jack. It's available now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii5OKvtN...

http://nightek.com/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nig...

Cheers!

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We have a few and they work!

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I bought one!!

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Yep, and the tool is garbage too. Tried it on 3 different iPads with headphones broken off in it and the tool winded up breaking. Followed the exact video on the store page.

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If you twist it you can snap it! We managed to break one the first time we used it. Once we pressed and pulled it worked just fine. Of the three we still have we use them almost every day.

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I purchased two back in 2015. I use them frequently but only have success about 25% of the time. Still looking for something better.

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I believe everything you have mentioned is viable. It Just comes down to preference. Please see this Tip of audio cable stuck in audio jack.

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Thanks for the help... do you know if it's possible to remove the logic board on this generation iMac?

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Yes the logic board can be remove from this model of iMac. The gist of your instructions to do so are here: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Teardown

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Not sure if removing the logic board helps though. The socket has a shield surrounding it.

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The best (an especially glueless) way to do it is actually quite simple and doesn't require any fancy tools. You just get a straw, just a normal plastic drinking straw, and cut in it so it can fit your jack. Then you just push it in the jack so it slides around the broken piece of the plug. Then you turn your device so that the jack is facing the floor, and the plug should slip out. If it doesn't, remove the staw slowly with the jack facing the floor and then take a pair of tweezers and grab the part that has already slipped out and pull it out carefully.It's cheap and fast and worked for me... I unfortunately lost my gold-plating on the jack but I think it's nothing glue can't fix.

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+ very nice idea :-)

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The straw got stuck in the jack and now I can't listen to anything with headphones...

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That's happened to me so I might give this a try the head phones still work but they are a bit louse and make my iPad keeps pausing videos because Siri keeps coming on

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My ear bud jack was stuck in the female jack of my iMac. I read all kinds of solutions with glue a straw or drilling. All of which imposed a risk of further damage.

Here is what I did and the tools I used.

RS-232 pin straightener (for us old analog guys)

iFixit Probe and Pick Set

iFixit Flat Needle Nose Pliers

I covered the display and unibody with a heavy towel for protection and Unplugged power

Used pin straightened tool to free the edges of the headphone male jack from the female internal jack

Used the smallest probe to pull the stuck piece forward

Used the needle nose pliers to grab the jack and remove it

Success without any damage to my oh so addicting iMac 27"

As always I used this site to get ideas. Thanks iFixit you are amazing!

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Thanks for the tip. I had the same problem and used the drilling solution with a 1.5mm bit.

I snipped the end of a standard biro plastic sheath (the inner bit) and shaved it down to a snug fit in the headphone socket.

After a fair few attempts finally go the drill far enough into the offending article to bite and out it came.

This does require some precision so take care.

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This is a solution that involves glue but it worked perfectly for me. Get some quick dry super glue and apply some to the broken end of the headphone plug. Make sure that there is none on the sides because we sons want it to get stuck in there forever! Insert the pluck into the jack, making sure that it's perfectly connected to the broken end that's lodged. Leave that in for 5-10 mins and after that, grab the plug and tug it out. Don't pull too hard or twist. NOTE:DONT USE GORRILLA GLUE. Hopefully that helped!

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I used bamboo toothpick and put superglue on tip. wait after 10 mnts n pull. It works.

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Although I couldn't get mine out, i do have a way to get your speakers working. I don't know anything about how to do this technique in windows 7 but here it is for windows 8. And these instruction are if you have dell, but i am sure that you will have other sound options over there.

1. Open up control panel by going to your start screen and searching for 'control panel'

2. Once its open, click hardware and sound.

3. Click Dell audio

4. Once it opens, click advanced and then jack information.

5. Then click on the jacks( there will be an icon)

6. Another window will open.

7. Click on line( it will be the first option).

8. Your speaker should be working again!!

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I managed to use a thin metal tool and poke some of my earbud piece out, but that's all

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actually many small metal tools

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What are some easy ways that will work in 1 sec ?

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My son got yogurt in the ear jack of my iPad and it says their are headphones in when there isn't any ideas

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This is literally VERY annoying... I sympathize.

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Toothpick helped for me. Just move it around.

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So, I got a rock stuck in my audio jack and I can't get it out. I want to try and get it out without having to pay a lot of money or damaging the inside.

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If u have the peice that broke of from the stuck peice u can carefully glue on a extention peice wooded\orange stick or toothpick and the other exposed peice that broke off... Put tiny bit of crazy glue on it and try and be patient as u carefully enter it back in the earjack hole. Wait for it to dry. But don't let go of it. Keeping it centered. Than if u gave it at least 3 mins slowly put it straight out. And call yourself a hero. Lol. U need to have a steady hand and patience with plenty of light. It works.

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Oh don't forget to turn your device off and unplug it first.

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