Answer to: I have a silicon ball stuck in the headphone jack. Please HelpWell. apple told me that they couldnt fix it either... I had the same problem and after reading this post and also trying SOOO many other options, i decided to also try the small screw driver and a hammer since at this stage and over a year of not being able to use my ipod (but remaining hopeful), and i am so thrilled to say it was a success. i'm frigging over the moon! i ended up having to hold it upside down and kind of scrapping the philips head micro screw driver around to remove all the fragments, as i didn't have a pressure blower or anything like that on hand, but it worked. I'm so happy!