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Tripped ove the sound cable, it snapped leaving tip inside! solutions?


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Fool that I am, I tripped over my wire connecting to my stereo, and now my mac pro has no sound..how can I remove the tip without incurring cost or more damage? thanks
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Fool that I am, I tripped over my wire connecting to my stereo, and now my mac pro has noi sound..how can I remove the tip without incurring cost or more damage? thanks
Have you tried a pair of small tweezers (the kind with pointy tips)?

If you decide to give it a try...I would definitely shut down the laptop, unplug it, and remove the battery.

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its a mac pro...i wonder if headphones will work in the front jack//
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its a mac pro...i wonder if headphones will work in the front jack//
Sorry...I thought it was a Mac Book Pro. Give the tweezer idea a try.

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Try opening the case to see if the plug is showing from the inside and you can use a toothpick perhaps to push it through (out). Eyebrow tweezers are a good eye-dea though the missus will be down on you for sure.
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the fan is in the way..should i remove it? any experience with this anyone?
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By all means, remove the fan assembly if that will give you access to the headphone jack opening through the case. Just be careful if the jack is mounted to the audio circuitry. You don't want to break anything else!

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any idea of worst case?
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can you post a pict?
I did something similar on a IBM notebook, and ended up I was able to glue a wooden skewer to the end of the broken earbud jack, allowed it to dry, and then pulled it out.
was your jack plug hollow?
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yes it is hollw..cant post photo..do you mean with a straw? i have heard they attached to silverboard, one guy claims to have changed one...
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If the plug is hollow and you can see the hollow core form the outside stick something into the plus like a bamboo skewer or fine wood screw. If you can get something in, turn as you are pulling to keep the object "biting". I did this to get a broken plug out of my G3 imac years ago. Kids. How about a dollar coin the DVD slot - yep they did that to. The slot load pulled it right in.
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Hit it with a rock, should work!

Actually, if you do not have access to it from the inside, you could go to your local hobby shop and get a magnet, a decently strong one and try that.

Another method, but a dangerous one, is using superglue on the end of a paperclip.
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its a mac pro...i wonder if headphones will work in the front jack//
Probably not, considering the rear jack is already occupied. Sorry.

Also, if I were in your position, I would consider using a pair of these

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Probably not, considering the rear jack is already occupied. Sorry.

Also, if I were in your position, I would consider using a pair of these
Yupp...that's pretty much what I suggested in post #2 of this thread.

Thanks for the link.

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Yupp...that's pretty much what I suggested in post #2 of this thread.

Thanks for the link.

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Apologies, Nick - I thought you were referring to "needle nosed" pliers, hence my post.

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