3.5mm jack tip snapped in port

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by Darkness Born, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Darkness Born

    Darkness Born Member

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    Is on my phone, but hey much of a muchness really...



    Any ideas? Tried supergluieng the other bit to it, wont stick....
     
  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    what phone is it?
    can you get to the headphone jack by pulling the phone apart?
     
  3. bungs

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    drill it out
     
  4. tiro_uspsss

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    magnet? tho I don't know how the rest of the phone will take it

    super-glue? naaa.. then again.. the *tiniest drop, slow pull.. *might do it..

    there was a bloke who had the same thing happen on his sound card couple months back.. can't quite remember how he got it out :(
     
  5. Ethan W

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    At the very least, I'd turn it off if you try that. I must confess, it was my first thought. That would only work if the plug has broken off right at the edge and you can contact it.

    Otherwise, try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er_dTMlQ--E&feature=related
     
  6. EC MEISTER

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    +1 especially if you can get a small enough drill bit to make a hole in it and then place a dab of superglue in it, stick a paperclip or thin wire into it, leave it for 2 minutes then pull it out.
     
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  7. looktall

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    or if you got a strong magnet. say that from a hard drive.
    and poked something thin enough and long enough to reach the snapped off plug. say a straightened paper clip.

    hold the magnet against the paper clip and you might be able to pull the snapped off plug out.
     
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    Darkness Born

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    no magnet would ever be strong enough for this, as the piece is 'locked' in (it is the part that sort of clips in when you plug in headphoes)

    So have superglued it in now, woot.... luckily I can get a micro usb > 3.5mm converter for it.

    Thanks guys
     
  9. ford ftw

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    You still may be able to drill it out if you have a small drill bit, I'd recommend using a drill press to make sure its straight and doesn't damage the phone!

    Edit: maybe try dripping some acetone or something in it to release the super glue then drill a hole and stick a paperclip soaked in super glue in the hole.
     

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