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#1 OFFLINE   cableguy902

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:57 PM

Ok here is the deal. Laptop fell on the floor and those USB ports where right at the point of the impact. Result - they are crooked but still work fine. Unfortunately headphone jack (the black one on the picture) does not work anymore. I guess it got jammed inside by those USB ports. It's a big deal for me because I use it to run sound and video through my big screen.
My question - is it a good idea to take apart the thing and poke around a bit? Thanks for any help. I just dont want to make any more damage by trying to fix it

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:07 PM

Ok here is the deal. Laptop fell on the floor and those USB ports where right at the point of the impact. Result - they are crooked but still work fine. Unfortunately headphone jack (the black one on the picture) does not work anymore. I guess it got jammed inside by those USB ports. It's a big deal for me because I use it to run sound and video through my big screen.
My question - is it a good idea to take apart the thing and poke around a bit? Thanks for any help. I just dont want to make any more damage by trying to fix it


A solder joint eas probably damaged. How good are you with a soldering iron? Anotber way to fix this is to use a usb sound card.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:41 PM

Soldering iron.... I did some when I was a kid. Wasn't too hard. Now how do I take this thing apart?

How much is the usb sound card and how good would the sound quality be? I love taking thing apart but I rather not risk my only computer that otherwise works just great.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:56 AM

Soldering iron.... I did some when I was a kid. Wasn't too hard. Now how do I take this thing apart?

How much is the usb sound card and how good would the sound quality be? I love taking thing apart but I rather not risk my only computer that otherwise works just great.


A usb sound card isn't too expensive. Maybe $20 om amazon. They are usually very good quality from the ones I've used at the apple store, and my brother owns one.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:24 AM

Thanks Kevin

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

Amazon also has USB hubs with 4 to 10 USB port extensions that also include headphone jack. Which is great for my laptop, since I only have 3 USB ports and 2 are always used up by keyboard and mouse. I probably will go with one of those usb hubs, I assume sound quality should be at least as good as the original headphone jack. Or should I buy dedicated sound adapter?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

Amazon also has USB hubs with 4 to 10 USB port extensions that also include headphone jack. Which is great for my laptop, since I only have 3 USB ports and 2 are always used up by keyboard and mouse. I probably will go with one of those usb hubs, I assume sound quality should be at least as good as the original headphone jack. Or should I buy dedicated sound adapter?


I think that will work just fine. And usb ports are an added bonus.
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