Headphone Jack Not Working

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Vxneji

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i have a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Laptop,
works fine
few months ago jack started acting up, but i found that changing the volume fixed the issue,- when i plugged in headphones, it would only play thru one side, i turned up the volume and it would start playing out of both, then turn volume back down and continue.
although for a few days now, this fix is no longer working, and the pc is playing audio out of side of my headphones
Also if i wiggle the the headphones jack inside the pc it somtimes will play properly for a split second then go back to playing on one side.
-NOTE- headphones r not the issue- they work fine on my phone- audio technica ath m50x
pretty sure its a hardware issue
tried cleaning out dust with some small brushes didnt work.
do not want to buy a usb sound card
any help would be appreciated
 
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Saturable

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If the jack is malfunctioning there isn't much you can do, unless you know how to repair it. You could probably have it looked at if you bring it to a local repair shop, and if it's attached to the motherboard (which it probably is), it'll be a lot of work to replace it. If your laptop is still under warranty you can send it to Dell for repairs. But I also think that, even if you are out of warranty, you can send it to them and they'll repair it for a fee.
 

Vxneji

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If the jack is malfunctioning there isn't much you can do, unless you know how to repair it. You could probably have it looked at if you bring it to a local repair shop, and if it's attached to the motherboard (which it probably is), it'll be a lot of work to replace it. If your laptop is still under warranty you can send it to Dell for repairs. But I also think that, even if you are out of warranty, you can send it to them and they'll repair it for a fee.
nah man, whole point of the thread is so i can find a solution without sending it for repairs n paying money (also y i stated i didnt want to buy an external sound card). thans anyway tho
 

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Okay, but I don't think there's a magical fix here. You'll likely have to take the laptop apart and you'll need soldering knowledge.
 
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