How to replace a headphone jack on a toshiba satellite A10-S169?
sometimes the speaker sound goes off but if I tweak inside the headphone jack it comes back. Regular headphones go in very loose.
I think I need to replace the headphone jack part(s).
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Re: Toshiba A10 headphone jack problem
I think you are on the right track, if the headphone jack is worn and shorting out itll kill the speakers because it thinks headphones are plgged in, ebay would be a good start for parts, maybe even call toshiba and speak to their tech support.
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Two possible causes one is the headphone jack and the other a driver issue.
The headphone jack has a metal leg that is pushed out of the way when you insert the plug. It then switches from speakers to the jack. That's how it is supposed to work. The third leg can get dirty or bent or loose and not switch correctly. If it is dirty you can sometimes clean it just by inserting it and pulling it out a "few" times. If it is mechanical ie loose then it needs to be replaced which means replacing the main motherboard. You can check for warranty but from experience it might just be one of those things to get used to instead of trying to get them to replace a main board.
If it is a driver all you can do is hope they update the drivers. You can check the drivers versions and release dates on the Toshiba website. Just go to www.toshiba.com then support then laptop and then find your model. Drivers and sort by your operating system. Unfortunately Toshiba seems to have a history of unresolved sound card driver issues.
The cmos battery in laptops is not easily replaced. The whole laptop must be taken apart to get at the cmos battery which is soldered to the motherboard. You should be able to find a new battery on ebay but then will require someone to take it all apart and resolder the new battery onto the motherboard
it sounds like your sound card has a short in it or it could be a driver issue try updating the driver if that dont help e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will help you test to see if your sound card needs replaced it sounds like that might need to be done if your speakers and your headphone ports our giving bad sound relay