Remove Broken Headphone Jack From My Device

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Introduction: Remove Broken Headphone Jack From My Device

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.

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Step 1: Find a Small Straw & Heat It Up

* 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

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

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. =^_^=

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    10 Discussions

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    destineerae8
    destineerae8

    10 months ago on Step 3

    Youre a lifesaver this worked perfectly. Just folded a normal straw in half and trimmed it. Worker first go!

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    muddog15
    muddog15

    3 years ago

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

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    Merk the Tiger
    Merk the Tiger

    Reply 3 years ago

    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.

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    m-shams
    m-shams

    3 years ago

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

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    grayl
    grayl

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    Cekpi7
    Cekpi7

    Reply 3 years ago

    probably superglue

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    wold630
    wold630

    3 years ago

    This is an awesome tip! Thanks!!