Introduction: Remove Broken Headphone Jack From My Device

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Ever had the tip of your headphones break off in you ipad or laptop, and your just not the tech savvy or brave type to open it up in order to fix it. Well, here's a cool little tip I discovered after wasting countless hours opening ipads and replacing the audio ports.

Step 1: Find a Small Straw & Heat It Up

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* I use the tough straws off of an aerosol air can *

Use a lighter or soldering iron to heat up the tip just enough so that it is malleable, you don't want it to ball up, drip, or droop.

Step 2: Insert Into Jack

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As quickly as you can, shove the tip of the straw into the headphone port tightly so that it can form around the broken tip of the headphone jack. Hold in place for a few seconds so that it can harden.

Step 3: Pull Out

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Pull the broken piece out.

That's it. You just saved yourself money and time not having to open your device or replace that part.

Now plug some more headphones in and rock on. =^_^=

Comments

getnito (author)2016-03-07

There is a tool for that called the GripStick:

You can buy it here: http://nightek.com

muddog15 (author)2016-02-25

The superglue can ruin your headphone port, do not use it!

Merk the Tiger (author)muddog152016-02-29

This is true.

I actually tried using super glue first and half the time the bond wasn't strong enough to pull the part out.

but definitely, the issue with using it is that any residue that gets on the inside of the port can ruin it. Coats the terminals and can cause build up of the walls so the jack wont fit properly anymore.

m-shams (author)2016-02-25

Great. I prefer a little bit superglow instead of heating.

grayl (author)m-shams2016-02-26

'superglow' in Google yields a bottle of oil worth $33. What are you talking about?

tutdude98 (author)grayl2016-02-26

probably superglue

TheThinker (author)2016-02-26

Nice! Thanks!

pastormick (author)2016-02-25

Good one!

wold630 (author)2016-02-25

This is an awesome tip! Thanks!!

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