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Headphone jack is broken INSIDE the port and is overriding the speakers. Can I override this override?

The headphones' jack broke off but is crammed into the front panel port and now I can't remove it to let the speakers (connected to the back panel) play. Is there a way to adjust my settings to have the earphones' front connector ignored?

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Or instead of having to open up your computer and messing with the mobo. Just use the control panel in to disable the headphone jack.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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    Daniel Englard Jan 21, 2016

    How do i disable the headphone jack using control panel i have same problem?

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    tim brauer Jan 26, 2016

    this may help you outhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czWcj_bX...
    process is much the same in win 8 and win 10

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The front audio connector wire can be disconnected from the motherboard. Both the front speaker jack and microphone jack will be disabled by doing this.

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you should be able to get it out from the inside on the card. Do you have a sound card or is your sound on the motherboard?

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SOURCE: headphone jack has a piece of connector stuck in it and it is making my speakers not work how can i fix this problem?

You will need to remove the broken piece. Power down the computer and unplug it. The only suggestion I would have is see if you get get to the jack from inside the computer and push out the broken piece with a paper clip.

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