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Support => Hardware => Topic started by: markba633csi on November 27, 2018, 11:22:12 pm

Title: Headphone jack issue (Solved)
Post by: markba633csi 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.
Still using and happy with Peppermint 6. 
Thinkpad T400
2.4 Ghz core 2 duo, 4 Gig ram
Mark S.
Title: Re: Headphone jack issue
Post by: murraymint on November 28, 2018, 08:04:07 am
Not all 3.5mm jacks are identical. Have you tried a different pair of headphones?
Title: Re: Headphone jack issue (Solved)
Post by: markba633csi 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)
Mark