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Overriding The "headphone Jack"


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#1 WIS

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:29 AM

I recently broke my headphone jack a while ago, or if that's what it's really called on a laptop. Now the computer always thinks there's something in the headphone slot and wont use it's built in speakers. I was wondering if there was any way to get it to ignore it, or rather, force it to use it's internal speakers.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:02 AM

If the plug broke off in the jack and you can extract it, everything should be ok again. However if the jack itself is broken it can not be fixed without replacing the jack or wiring around it.

The type of jack that is in the laptop is a called a closed-circuit jack (as opposed to an open-circuit jack) and has extra connectors used to disconnect speakers when headphones are plugged in. In other words, if the jack broke in such a way that the speaker contacts are still open without the plug inserted into the jack then you must replace the jack or wiring the speaker connections around it.




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