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Old February 27th, 2013 (1:46 PM).
Shiny Celebi Shiny Celebi is offline
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So Im having some problems with my MacBook. I recently broke a pair of Apple earbuds and part of them became stuck in the headphone jack, disabling the sound on my laptop. I took it to the Apple store and the employees informed me they could not fix it due to the age of my computer, and if something went wrong, they'd have to replace it. and buying a new part for it would cost close to 300 dollars. They told me a way I could fix it myself, by putting superglue on the inside tube of a pen and sticking it onto the end of the broken ear phone piece and pulling it out after letting the glue dry which would hopefully get that piece out. I attempted to do so, but it didnt work.I now dont know what to do. Is there any other possible way to fix this? I need my sound back.I cant voice chat over Skype or listen to music or anything that requires sound. I need some advice about what to do and I do not want to replace the computer, which could cost over 1000 dollars for another MacBook. It works fine otherwise. Help please?
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Old February 27th, 2013 (3:24 PM).
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It's a little bit extortionate to charge £300 to replace a headphone jack, or even the entire soundcard.
How far in is the headphone piece jammed? if it's relatively close to the opening you could try using tweezers to pluck it out. Otherwise I'd advise trying the super glue method again with something a little bit stronger and maybe leaving it attached longer so the bond is stronger.

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Old February 27th, 2013 (4:01 PM).
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I tried using a toothpick and tweezers but it didnt work. They said that 300 dollar thing was replacing what they called the logic board, whatever that is. I might try it again with something stronger and that the pen tube, but that's what they told me to use. The broken piece is pretty far into the headphone jack which is probably why the toothpick/tweezer method didnt work.
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Old February 27th, 2013 (6:15 PM).
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Try to go to a computer tech, they might help you out more than Apple. Also what kind of tweezers did you use to try and take it out? A needle nose pliers works best.
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