Remove a broken headphone jack : iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook

Some times this problem might happens on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or MacBook Pro. Headphone jack broken and snapped inside your Apple device.

Devices : iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPod Touch, MacBook Pro laptop.

I have solutions for your problem. These solutions solved so many people issue. Its also works with any other devices like MP3 player, laptop and TV which have 3.5 mm head phone jack.

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Solution 1:-

Buy a simple BIC pen or use existing one. Take the ink tube and slide it in the socket. If you feel little pressure just push a bit harder and then pull out fast.

Note : Find a pen which one outer diameter will fit in the iPhone or iPad hole and inner diameter will fit the broken earphone jack. Use the end of the ink pen cartridge. If you need alternative for BIC pen tube, use ear cleaning stick (remove sponge from one side.).

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Solution 2:-

Use thumbtack (end bend like hook).

Push the thumbtack into the broken piece of headphone and then twist the thumbtack a couple of times. If you felt the thumbtack had a grasp, pull it out with a broken piece.

Note : If you can’t find the thumbtack use safety pin instead.

Solution 3:-

Put some crazy glue at the end of the tooth pick and stick it in the jack. Wait some time to dry. Then pull it out.

Solution 4:-

Just jam the broken jack into the port. The broken jack might click back into the place and might come.

Other solutions suggested by users

Put tiny bit of super glue and insert the broken headphone jack back on. wait some time and try to remove.

If you have any other suggestions, do let us via comment.

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54 responses to Remove a broken headphone jack : iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook

I ended up only pulling the larger part of the jack out. The smaller bit furthest inside is still there to this day. There is no getting it out…

The Bic pen trick ended up making my situation worse.

Same thing happened to me, but I went back in with a nicely hooked thumb tack (I used scissors to make the hook) and was able to yank it out. I went in down the side, turned it to hook the plug and gently pulled straight out. I suggest giving it a try!

I had the same problem. I went to Lowe's and bought a pkg of tension pins (came 2 to a pkg) for 86 cents. The tension pin is 1/8 x 3/4 made by Hillman and I think the part number is H# 881407. Anyway, slide the pin over the broken jack, with pliers squeeze the pin and pull it out. The broken jack should come with it. Took a couple of tries but it worked pretty easily.

thank you so much putting his puting the head phones back in worjed buddy u just saved me $100 omg thx so much

Tried the others, unfortunately they didn't work. Tried the tool suggested above (gripstick) and it worked! 25 dollars is better than 150 that repair store wanted. Good luck to everyone… never knew how much of a pia it is until it happened to me. Good to see people working together to help each other out.

The Gripstick worked for me too.. I had to tap it in a little to make sure it was in all the way, but once I did I just lightly squeezed with pliers and it came out..whoo who. The pen trick didn't work for me, would have saved me a little money..but i'm just happy I got it out. I did have a little glue in there as well, but this still worked.

Ink tube of Bic pen worked perfectly. Needed only one try with a Bic pen tube and 30 seconds. The very small end of the jack came right out. What a great solution as no Apple stores had any open appointments.

Only method I didn't try was super glue, that was a last resort.

Find a safety pin and grab a lighter. Heat up the safety pin if part of the jack that broke has any rubber remaining, and once it cools down it should be somewhat molded in. Just pull out quickly.

Beats replaces aux cords and repairs headphones for free , you just need to go on they're website and got to support or whatever and go threw all that , I just ordered another cord for mine , it's free as long as you send the item that's broken back

We took a pointy needle, inserted it into the top right hand side and levering it out. It worked and we're thrilled!

Made a hook on a safety pin, got it out in 2 pieces in 5 minutes. Thanks for the idea. Spoke to a pro iPad mender earlier. He says not to try the superglue. Hes sees them afterwards when the glue has made the problem worse.

I tried pliers, vacuums, toothpicks, smacking the device for 2 days.
30 seconds with the thumbtack and viola!
Thank you.

I attempted the BIC pen trick. It fit but couldn't get a grip with the piece that was stuck. Saying a quick prayer, I dabbed the smallest drop of gorilla super glue on the end of the pen tube & gently inserted it. I let it sit for 15-20 min before attempting to pull it out. It came out like it was made to go with that pen! LOL Thanx for the ideas, guys!!!

I was able to remove the broken plug using super glue and a cut in half Q-tip. I tried the hooked pin and pen ink tube first. Thanks for the suggestions.

Didn't even realize my headphones broke off since it was still working when even I plugged it in. Brought a new one and noticed and freaked out! Well lucky I had a pen tube seems any pen tube works really. Was afraid it wouldn't work m, but not even 10 seconds later and it came out!! THANK YOU!

A low tech solution is to use a twist gimlet. I carefully screwed this into the broken jack and gently pulled the offending item out of an ipad. Success. All is working well. Good luck and I hope it works for you:)

None of the above worked, but I screwed a thin screw in to the end of the headphone jack and pulled, out it popped, have waited two years to sort that.

I have I giant hole in my ear peace and it is super glue any ideas I really do not have the money to buy a new one

I rolled a tissue paper into a thin roll and inserted into the audio jack. This seemed to have cleared the dust and the unwanted debris and my phone is back to the normal ringer mode. YAY!!!!

I found the biro's too thin when trying to extract the jack from my iPad. I used a thin straw (similar to a Capri sun one) and it got it out first time.

O.M.G. I wish I could kiss you right now!!!! My 4 year old broke the headphone plug into "his" iPhone 4. I was not about to replace the phone or pay for it to be fixed. I used the pen tube method but it got it jammed in there farther. I used the push pin/safety pin method, got the outer metal ring out, but could not get the inner plug out. 30 minutes later…I was scrolling through these comments hoping for another option and I saw yours. Wouldn't you know – there was a Capri Sun literally sitting next to his phone. 2.5 seconds later and DONE. THANK YOU!!!!

Tried suggestion 4 of inserting the top half of the snapped jack back into the socket and it connected to the broken end piece sufficient to extract it. Thanks very much.

I had the same problem but the bic pen didn't work. I went to Lowe's and bought a pkg of tension pins (came 2 to a pkg) for 86 cents. The tension pin is 1/8 x 3/4 made by Hillman and I think the part number is H# 881407. Anyway, slide the pin over the broken jack, with pliers squeeze the pin and pull it out. The broken jack should come with it. Took a couple of tries but it worked pretty easily.

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