How can I remove something from my earphone jack?
Making this simple, I broke my headphone adapter in the earjack, how can I remove it?
There is a tool we made that was on Kickstarter called the GripStick. It is made specifically for removing a broken headphone plug from any standard audio jack. It's available now.
The best (an especially glueless) way to do it is actually quite simple and doesn't require any fancy tools. You just get a straw, just a normal plastic drinking straw, and cut in it so it can fit your jack. Then you just push it in the jack so it slides around the broken piece of the plug. Then you turn your device so that the jack is facing the floor, and the plug should slip out. If it doesn't, remove the staw slowly with the jack facing the floor and then take a pair of tweezers and grab the part that has already slipped out and pull it out carefully.It's cheap and fast and worked for me... I unfortunately lost my gold-plating on the jack but I think it's nothing glue can't fix.
My ear bud jack was stuck in the female jack of my iMac. I read all kinds of solutions with glue a straw or drilling. All of which imposed a risk of further damage.
Here is what I did and the tools I used.
RS-232 pin straightener (for us old analog guys)
I covered the display and unibody with a heavy towel for protection and Unplugged power
Used pin straightened tool to free the edges of the headphone male jack from the female internal jack
Used the smallest probe to pull the stuck piece forward
Used the needle nose pliers to grab the jack and remove it
Success without any damage to my oh so addicting iMac 27"
As always I used this site to get ideas. Thanks iFixit you are amazing!
Thanks for the tip. I had the same problem and used the drilling solution with a 1.5mm bit.
I snipped the end of a standard biro plastic sheath (the inner bit) and shaved it down to a snug fit in the headphone socket.
After a fair few attempts finally go the drill far enough into the offending article to bite and out it came.
This does require some precision so take care.
This is a solution that involves glue but it worked perfectly for me. Get some quick dry super glue and apply some to the broken end of the headphone plug. Make sure that there is none on the sides because we sons want it to get stuck in there forever! Insert the pluck into the jack, making sure that it's perfectly connected to the broken end that's lodged. Leave that in for 5-10 mins and after that, grab the plug and tug it out. Don't pull too hard or twist. NOTE:DONT USE GORRILLA GLUE. Hopefully that helped!
Although I couldn't get mine out, i do have a way to get your speakers working. I don't know anything about how to do this technique in windows 7 but here it is for windows 8. And these instruction are if you have dell, but i am sure that you will have other sound options over there.
1. Open up control panel by going to your start screen and searching for 'control panel'
2. Once its open, click hardware and sound.
3. Click Dell audio
4. Once it opens, click advanced and then jack information.
5. Then click on the jacks( there will be an icon)
6. Another window will open.
7. Click on line( it will be the first option).
8. Your speaker should be working again!!
If u have the peice that broke of from the stuck peice u can carefully glue on a extention peice wooded\orange stick or toothpick and the other exposed peice that broke off... Put tiny bit of crazy glue on it and try and be patient as u carefully enter it back in the earjack hole. Wait for it to dry. But don't let go of it. Keeping it centered. Than if u gave it at least 3 mins slowly put it straight out. And call yourself a hero. Lol. U need to have a steady hand and patience with plenty of light. It works.
Hey guys, my name is Lalith. A silicon bead got stuck and I didn't see it. I pushed my headphone in too much and it got struck really hard. So, this is what I did. I took a key chain connector which was really thin interms of width and straightened it out. I just pushed it real hard into the audio port and the silicon thing just broke, came out. I used vaccum to remove some pieces. So everything came out but there was this metal thingy inside which I thought it was the silicon ball and I was just pushing on it too hard. I didn't know that this metal thing is actually a part of the port itself. So be careful not to push on that metal thing too hard.
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