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Broken Headphone Jack

Daniel -

MacBook Air 11" Early 2015

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MacBook Air 11" Early 2015 I/O Board Replacement

45 minutes

Easy

My Problem

Part of a headphone jack was stuck inside the headphone port.

My Fix

I ordered a replacement I/O board. Removal and installation was simple.

My Advice

There's a hole on the backside of the headphone port. If there's no physical damage, simply removing the I/O Board and using a small pin allows for removal of any stuck pieces. (Unless you try a super glue trick you read online and end up sealing off the port.)

MacBook Air 11" (Mid 2013 to Early 2015) I/O Board Image
MacBook Air 11" (Mid 2013 to Early 2015) I/O Board

$99.99

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One Comment

The GripStick extraction tool is great for removing broken off headphone plugs that are stuck in the jack. They are available in the Parts & Tool store here on iFixit.

Alec - Reply