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Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook

Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook

Apple have made an interesting headphone port for the MacBook (and some other Intel Mac models). It works like a standard jack:

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Guest [Entry]

I've used toothpicks or half of a Q-Tip - really, anything non-metallic that will fit - to do a counter-clockwise sweep of the inside of the opening with success. I've seen various reports as to where the switch may be; I typically just sweep until it's fixed. If you have iTunes open and playing or the Sound PreferencePane of System Preferences up you'll be able to tell when you've hit the switch.
Guest [Entry]

Toothpick and/or plugging and unplugging regular headphones worked for (I was doing both, not sure which did the trick, but I bet it was the toothpick).