Headphone problem

By LewisMidson ยท 6 replies
Apr 20, 2011
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  1. Headphones broke off while plugged into my Laptop resulting in the little metal peice being stuck in the laptop, there is no way to pull it out with plyers.

    Is there a way to play sound out of the speakers and headphones so I can still listen to sound?
    Or a way to manually change the audio to run out of speakers instead while the metal peice is in the headphone slot.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If you are really careful, you can pull the rest of the broken phone plug out of the laptop's audio jack. If you damage the laptops jack, you might trash the motherboard. With the plug in the jack, the internal speakers are usually disconnected
  3. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    Depending on which part of the headphone jack has broken off, ( I guess it's the very end piece, you might still be able to get it with some pointed tweezers.)
    You probably know, as mentioned above also, the jack disconnects the audio from the speakers, when it's plugged in, so in your case you will have no use of headphones, OR speakers. But you would be able to get sound from a set of USB speakers. I use Altec Lansing XT1 speakers, which are powered from, and get the sound signal from a USB socket, i.e. they don't use a headphone socket.
  4. LewisMidson

    LewisMidson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not an option

    Itwas brother who got the plug stuck in the laptop, and being the genius he is tried to super glue the plug back to the rest of the headphones, and so therefore just filled the jack with super glue. FML!
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You can still do what mike1959 suggested, and I have used a device like this:
    USB Sound Adapter
  6. LewisMidson

    LewisMidson TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yeah that seems like the best option... is there anyway of opening a laptop up and removing it manually?

  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If you open up the laptop you will see the same thing that you saw from the outside. Sometimes supper glue won't stick well, sometimes it does. Also if you open up the laptop you can cause much worse damage

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