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How do I disable headphone jack?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stone Dog, Dec 29, 2006.

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  1. Stone Dog

    Stone Dog Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2002
    So the other day my nephew decided to stick a chopstick in the earphone jack on the family pc and break it off at the tip. Now the broken part is stuck in good and it's not coming out, plain and simple. We don't actually need to use the jack...so no big deal. The problem is that the PC now thinks that something is plugged into the jack so it has cut off the signal to the speakers. Is there a way I can simply disable the front headphone jack so I can restore the audio out signal to the speakers?
  2. norton850


    Mar 8, 2004
    Odd that a wooden chopstick would do that, unless something has been bent and is now shorting. If you take off the case cover you should be able to just disconnect the wire from the jack to the MB.
  3. TRS-80 vet

    TRS-80 vet Account Closed

    Jun 17, 2005
    The same nephew that stuck the stick in, probably had it some other stuff too - mouth, food, with moisture and salt, and a few other electrolyte-friendly substances.:D
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Since there are the front jacks, you can simply remove the connections and install a couple of jumpers on the block where they plug in.

    Of course, you'll need to know the specific make/model of the MB, so we know where to put the jumpers. To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here's the jumper block for the ABIT IC7-G motherboard, one I happen to have in a system here. Note the two default jumpers, they'd be removed to install a front panel connector, they're the jumpers I was talking about installing.

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