Broken Headphone Jack (Dell Inspiron 8100)

By armtaveras
Apr 19, 2006
  1. The headphones jack on laptop just broke... i've tried twisting the plug a little bit and it worked for a couple of minutes but now it doesn't .

    I want to know if there is a way I can to use the microphone jack as a headphone jack.

    If it's not possible... there's another jack to the right of the headphones jack with the symbol resembling this: ((*-))
    Can i use that one, too?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You need to buy/acquire a 3.5mm stereo screw plug.

    There`s no point trying to mess with the mic plug.Even if you could
    connect it,you`d only get mono.

    The other socket you refer to,is most likely a Line IN.
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