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Answer to: head phone jack broken in headphone socketNice to see a site where people help each other. I have read your two suggestions and found the suggestion of using a straw (or other stiff plastic which can be wound in a cone form to be inserted) good, but came up with another solution. Don't spend your day taking your machine apart only to find you are no nearer the problem. Instead spend the same time looking in your tray of "bits and pieces" to find a tiny "self tapper" screw. This is one with very sharp threads. It needs to be smaller than the 3.5mm plug itself. If you are lucky then the break in the plug will have left some of the plastic insulation in the middle and the aim is then to insert the screw into the remains of the broken plug and tighten it up against this plastic until you feel that it is holding enough to be able to pull it. Not too much force is needed as long as you get a tight fit and the screw can be easily removed with the remains of the plug on the end. I have taken some pictures which hopefully you will be able to see (I presume th...