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How do I remove a 3.5mm tip from inside the audio jack?

How do I remove a 3.5mm tip from inside the audio jack?

The tip of a 3.5mm headphone male pin has detached itself quite good inside my headphone jack (MBP 15"). I have tried every technique including toothpicks with epoxy to tweezers to tiny drills. All of this has only resulted in the tip getting more and more stuck! I am ready to open this baby up and fix it from the inside.

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bert [Entry]

"You need to approach this from the back of the port. You'll never get it out the front. Open your machine and look at the back of the port. Sometimes you can pull the middle bracket on the back of the port out enough to allow access to the broken tip and remove it. If this fails you will need to replace the whole left I/O board. Here's the part #922-8040: Link

Here's how to do it: MacBook Pro 15"" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Left I/O Board Replacement"
bert [Entry]

You could try to drill a tiny hole in the jack from the outside, then screw a wood screw into it, making a handle with which to pull it out.
bert [Entry]

"I had similar problem with laptop Audio Output. I used back side of ballpen refill to remove the tip. I put some glue on the refill and kept it inside the audio output for a while. The tip came out along with the refill.

Amol"
bert [Entry]

drill a tiny hole into a jack then put in hole some power glue with needle when glue are strong pull it out what worked fore me :) :)
bert [Entry]

Mine also broke and after reading different reviews I have just tried using the Q-tip (cotton bud) method. By cutting off the end of qtip, squeezing a couple drops of super glue down the end of it, not too much and not enough for it to overflow. Then pushed it onto end of broken jack (good idea to practice first with no superglue). Push qtip securely onto jack end, I left for no more than 5 mins, then pulled it out! I was so happy the jack end was attached, i literally screamed with joy! It may be worth trying without glue, cut end of qtip, push onto broken end as far as it will go, then pull out - good luck
bert [Entry]

I used a nice dab of KRAZY glue and in seconds it was strong enough to pull the tip out with the broken part and a dab of the glue!