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Stylus tip stuck in headphone jack(no sound!)

Stylus tip stuck in headphone jack and hence sound is muted. Is there a way to open the shell to get this out?

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Re: stylus tip stuck in headphone jack(no sound!)

Yes, here is a guide to dismantle an original Nintendo DS:

How to dismantle a Nintendo DS.

If yours is the NDS Lite, just find this video in youtube:

"Disassembling Nintendo DS Lite"

And after opening it you may need to replace or try to repair the audio plug. In case you cant, then you must take it out (desoldering it with the stuck stylus tip and the mute switch, which is embeded in the headphone jack) and you can have your audio back.
As the audio switch and the jack only work to mute the speakers audio usually when you plug a headphone then you can lack of it almost all times.

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Re: stylus tip stuck in headphone jack(no sound!)

Hey.. i just bought a pre owned nintendo ds game.. and its stuck! i cant get it back out! iv been playing the game tho n it works fine... any1 know a way i can get it out or what might b causing it to stay stuck in there?

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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