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Check the jack on the computer to see if it's loose. If so, it will need to be resoldiered or replaced. Sometimes it's hard to tell if a soldiered connection has broken loose, there are three pins that soldier to the board and if one breaks loose it can cause this. If the jack is good, then I'm afraid this may be a motherboard problem. You'll need to take it in and have it checked out.

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