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Broken speaker plug

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by runiu, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. runiu

    runiu Nibble Poster

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    Hello

    I've problem with my laptop.
    It's Toshiba

    Someone plug headphones to my laptop and then when he tried to pull the plug off he had broken the plug and part of the plug left in headphone socket...

    How can I solve this problem ???

    PLease help
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    tried using twizzers ?
     
  3. Sparky
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    wow! :blink

    I thought the wire would snap before the plug would.

    Is it possible to take the laptop to bits and get behind the socket? You might be able to push the damanged part out from the other side. Long shot though. :biggrin
     
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  4. wizard

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    Do you have a photo? Might make it easier for us to see what has happened.
     
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  5. Lord Deckard

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    If you mean the metal part of the 3.5mm jack has broken off inside the socket, the best way will be to try to dismantle the laptop and see if its possible to get at it as Sparky suggests. A slightly more extreme option would be to try a bit of superglue on the end of a matchstick and try to get it to stick to the end of the broken part to pull it out. Be warned, this could leave you in an even worse state than you are now!

    Lord Deckard.
     
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  6. twizzle

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    I've only ever done this once successfully but you can try this idea.

    Get a very small drill bit, say a 2mm, push it into the speaker connection sicket so it touches the plug remains and try to drill a small hole in th end of the plug so it bites into the metal and then pull the plug out. It may work but you could end up with metal shavings in the plug so make sure you tip this upside down and shake em out.

    Like i said i've only done this once so can't say its that great and idea. Also don't use and electric drill to do this do it by hand!
     
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  7. wizard

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    So I take it one of these isn't suitable? :D

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  8. twizzle

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    Well maybe if the headphone jack was a 1/4" one!! other wise i'd not recommend it :p
     
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