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Headphones broke off in jack and now is glued in

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sir B. Fannybottom, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    LuLz. I'm subb'ed to this one. :p Taco, I'm gonna phone you. :p


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    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    I'm not gonna pick up the phone.
     
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    Phone me instead, I've been drinking beer all night and have a great "ringtone" saved for when I pick up.
     
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    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    If anyone knows someone who will be able to add a new headphone jack my iPod for a decent price please pm me. I think that would be the best option I have.
     
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    Well at some point you're going to have give out some personal info to do that, so if you're looking for a contact online you may as well narrow it down to people that live in your area whom are experienced in taking apart similar such items like laptops, and have them PM you for the details.

    You have to mention the specific area you live in to do that of course, and there's always going to be risks, even on forums you know well.

    It doesn't look that hard to do it really. There's literally no soldering and the take apart looks simple, esp if you soften the glue around the edge of the device with a hair dryer first. I've seen videos of kids taking them apart with just a flat screwdriver to carefully pry them open.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    since the jack is glued in the hole, I would try using a small screw with aggressive threads. Gently thread the screw into the broken off jack and try to wiggle it out of the port. I'm thinking something like a drywall screw should work.
     
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    Well, I got bored this morning so I poked all around the broken piece with a needle then took a thin piece of aluminum and bent it so I could pull the thing up. I got it out, but the jack has taken some damage, I'm going to try to find some headphones to test it out.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    lol. subbed to this humorous unfortunate event :p
     
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    Its all fixed now, it even plays music out of the speakers and i'd be fine with that if headphones wont work
     
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    It's specifically for Superglue (and it's derrivatives) & plastic. Hence why I reccomended it.

    Go be bored somewhere else.

    Edit: How'd you fix it?
     
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    Very thin sowing needle and lots of poking to get it free from glue, then used a thin sheet of aluminum to push down, then just yanked up. The speaker sounds fine, maybe a bit weird. I'm going to be getting glue out of there for a while though.
     
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    lol I'm not being bored. I'm just ignorent of the product you are talking about. I used to build models all the time and I never heard of this stuff. The stuff they had when I built models would just about destroy plastic. It was for removing CA glue.

    What is the name of the stuff you are talking about? Could be handy knowlage to have.
     
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    I don't recall the name it's been so long, it was a generic brand that the LHS carried, they provided all their adhesives/removers... You can Google for similar items if ya feel like it? I'm on a fone.

    Never had/heard/seen any issues using it or similar products. :eek:

    Acetone could do the trick, as mentioned...
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    use nail polish remover :) works great. but a bit slowly
     
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    Got some on a qtip atm
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    There are many repair places around Toronto, should only cost about $45 or so. I can get a screen glass replaced for less than $30 locally, done in like 10 minutes.

    Anyway, now you got it out, should be no problem, but just something to keep in mind.
     
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    yup, q-tip and nail polish remover go like peanut butter and jelly :p
     
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    I'd almost prefer something like a roughed up (sanded and/or scored with a knife) round wooden toothpick soaked in the nail polish remover to a Q-tip. The size of the Q-tip and it's tendency to leave fibers when snagging sharp corners. like the metal springs in those jacks, can leave a glue residued mess of cotton fibers.
     
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    Let's stay on topic here please!
     
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    What posts are you referring to?
     
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    The ones that were removed ;)

    Is it working Ok Taco?
     
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    the best solution would be the following:
    requirements:
    1. super glue
    2. a thin strong metal piece or the original broken part
    3. steady hands


    steps:
    1. put the glue on the top of the metal piece OR the broken part of the headphone
    1.1 do not put too much as it may cause attaching to parts that you don't need
    2. put the piece inside the jack
    3. wait until you are confindent that it is bonded
    4. remove the piece
     
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    Uh, yeah, it's a little late for that.
     
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    Yup headphones won't fit due to left over glue though
     
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    nail polish remover will get rid of glue leftovers or even a good bit if you be very careful... must be acetone nail polish remover.
     

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