The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Lab
Reload this Page Computer troubles...
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Daily Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read


The Lab From the computer lab to the chemistry lab, or even the observatory, here's where we nerd out over all things science and technology!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old February 27th, 2013 (1:46 PM).
Shiny Celebi Shiny Celebi is offline
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,402
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?
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old February 27th, 2013 (3:24 PM).
Liliana Vess's Avatar
Liliana Vess Liliana Vess is offline
My Secrecy. My Advantage.
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: «UK»
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,983
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.
__________________


"I am confident that if anyone actually penetrates our facades, even the most perceptive would still be fundamentally unprepared for the truth of House Dimir."
-Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old February 27th, 2013 (4:01 PM).
Shiny Celebi Shiny Celebi is offline
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,402
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old February 27th, 2013 (6:15 PM).
JayD's Avatar
JayD JayD is offline
Legit Boss
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 4,761
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.
__________________
♥Plusle bro of Autumn Reverie♥ | ♥Pink Mommy, Autumn Reverie, Kanzler, Macarous & Apollo♥
|3DS FC|
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:06 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2016 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.

Acknowledgements
Use of PokéCommunity Assets
vB Optimise by DragonByte Technologies Ltd © 2016.