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Dell Inspiron 6000 PC Audio Ports Damaged

Some how i managed to damage the input ports (microphone, headphone) on my laptop. When I plug in a microphone to the microphone jack, and wiggle it around, i get nothing. However, when i plug it into the headset port, and wiggle it around, in one specific spot, i get a connection.

My main question is this.....for me to even be able to listen to audio on my laptop, i have to have that microphone plug in that specific spot....is there a way to bypass this hardware setting to where I can get sound on my laptop speakers without the ports interference.

To get audio and microphone use, i have purchased a USB adapter...however, i would also like to just listen to audio on my laptop speakers

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  • qbulldog13 Jul 02, 2008

    Pyrhyc, I appreciate the response. I knew this was the case, and that is what I am trying to bypass. I'm sure there isn't a way to bypass it, however, I'm not a computer tech, so I'm hoping there is possibly. Seems odd that they wouldn't allow a bypass feature, considering the issue I am running into is quite common on laptops.

  • snmslrc Aug 15, 2008

    got the same exact problem with my dell inspiron e1705

  • josephnz Nov 28, 2008

    Hi,

    I too have the same problem. I opend my laptop and checked and I confirm that it is due to the problem of the Jack. From what it looks like the Jack is fixed to the main board and no clue if we can replace it by buying a new jack(If available in Market, please let me know if its is ) Does anybody advice how to replace a faulty headphone jack of Dell inspiron 6000 laptop.

    thanks,
    regards
    Joseph


  • Critical Solutions I.T. Consulting

    Same exact problem...

  • Critical Solutions I.T. Consulting

    I've tried aluminum foil to no avail...I can only get sound if I put the headphone plug in half-way and push straight down...It used to work by gently wiggling, or leaving it in half-way...I've shined a light in and can see 3 brass contacts...one on either side and one at the top near the entrance

  • bijithkumar Mar 31, 2009

    Same problem here. Does anyone know how to repair/replace mic jack?

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You should have sound from the speakers at all times until headphones are plugged into the jack, the jack then overrides the speakers and allows you to listen using the headphones. If the speakers aren't working, it's because they're being overridden by the damaged jack. The only way to correct this is to replace the faulty jacks. You could get a set of external speakers, the con is they're bulky and inconvenient.

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