I use an HP Pavilion Slimline s5213w.
Previously I owned only a pair of Sony Studio Monitor headphone made in the late 90s, with the heavy curly cord and large steel plug. So long of using it in the front headphone jack of my pavilion must've pulled at something a little too hard because the sound it now gives through the headphones is weak and muffled, which is the only way I can describe it.
I now have a pair of Bose TriPort headphones that will not pull at the headphone jack, but the problem's already been caused.
The sound returns to normal if I lightly push the headphone plug so it's at an angle to the jack, though I know this can't be good for it. Now the damn Studio Monitor Headphones have caused this same problem on previously owned computers, always fitting the above description, and I know there has to be many others who've experience this problem as well.
I would like to know--if anyone has this information--exactly what causes this problem. I would like to know if this can be fixed at home, or at any small street corner computer repair shop.
It'll probably be the shop because I have very large hands that I don't trust to work with very tiny things.
Edited by watsonsword, 01 August 2010 - 09:09 PM.