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Offline markba633csi

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Headphone jack issue (Solved)
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:22:12 pm »
Strange problem: unable to plug headphones 3.5mm plug fully home, no sound if I do. Inserting plug partway gives sound, sometimes with internal speaker, sometimes not (touchy)
I'm thinking it must be a bad jack- is there a chance it could be software related?  Phones check out fine on many other devices.  I'm stumped.  Jack looks fine inside, no broken or corroded prongs apparent.   I know some Thinkpad machines use a "combo jack" but not this one, it has separate mic and phones.
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Re: Headphone jack issue
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 08:04:07 am »
Not all 3.5mm jacks are identical. Have you tried a different pair of headphones?

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Re: Headphone jack issue (Solved)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 08:19:36 pm »
Must be a jack failure, second pair of phones gives same result-  I'll check the schematic and look for a used motherboard for parts- I have desoldering equipment and some experience using it (former re-work tech)
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