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#1 xv1007

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:08 PM

i put earbuds in the microphone jack on my laptop and i am wondering can that damage a laptop?


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:55 PM

No, it shouldn't have damaged the port.



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:05 PM

so no damage to anything on the laptop?



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:08 PM

There are few guarantees on anything in this life, but . . .

 

Any cotton (ear ) buds I have seen have a central core or rod that is much narrower than the 3.5mm of a standard laptop jack. If you really rammed it in as though loading a musket you might have damaged the switch at the inner end of the socket. If the laptop speakers still cut out when you insert your headphones then there is no damage.

 

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:20 PM

yes sound transfers to the earbuds when i put the earbuds into the audio jack and the main speakers on the laptop still work 

 

and the earbuds i use are the jvc riptidz which is 3.5 mm 

 

that means no damage?



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:45 PM

yes sound transfers to the earbuds when i put the earbuds into the audio jack and the main speakers on the laptop still work 

 

and the earbuds i use are the jvc riptidz which is 3.5 mm 

 

that means no damage?

 

your computer is likely to explode in the next 24 hours and put an end to the world unless you shoot your laptop within 24 hours with a airsoft gun. LOL sorry, just kidding. If your ear buds and your speakers both work, there is no damage there-the only way to know if you damaged something is to plug in a microphone and see if it still works. Chances are about 99.5% that no damage was done, but on that .5% chance that it did, all it hurt was the microphone jack, and if you really need it, they make USB microphones.


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