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PC's front headphone jack not working after pulling headphones out.

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May 20, 2013 2:19:12 AM

Hello.

So, last night I was listening to music through my headphones and they were working properly. Before turning the PC off, I pulled the headphones out from the front jack. Well, this morning as I plugged my headphones in, they were not working at all. I think when I pulled the headphones out, I applied a little too much force.

So, can I plug my headphones in the rear port in which the speakers are plugged in or will that be bad for the headphones?
May 20, 2013 2:45:24 AM

Yes you can ,it will not affect the headphones but as it is line level out they may sound quieter.
First I would check that the headphones work as if you pulled out with too much force it is more likely that you have damaged the headphone cable where it enters the jack than the front socket.
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May 20, 2013 7:57:51 AM

makkem said:
Yes you can ,it will not affect the headphones but as it is line level out they may sound quieter.
First I would check that the headphones work as if you pulled out with too much force it is more likely that you have damaged the headphone cable where it enters the jack than the front socket.


the headphones are working and the cable is perfectly fine. so i guess it's the front port that's not working. is there anything i can do to fix it?
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May 20, 2013 1:43:23 PM

immortalgamer said:
makkem said:
Yes you can ,it will not affect the headphones but as it is line level out they may sound quieter.
First I would check that the headphones work as if you pulled out with too much force it is more likely that you have damaged the headphone cable where it enters the jack than the front socket.


the headphones are working and the cable is perfectly fine. so i guess it's the front port that's not working. is there anything i can do to fix it?


I would check that the cable from the front jacks to the motherboard or sound card was ok and that it had not worked loose.I am sure it would be possible yo replace the jack but it could be very fiddly and require soldering skills.
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July 23, 2013 8:24:11 AM

I have a similar problem, but I'm sure that it's not physical damage because I "restored" the PC and the jack started working again for some time. I have another question, Is there a headphone that works with the USB port instead? Is that possible?
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October 10, 2013 4:58:10 PM

makkem said:
Yes you can ,it will not affect the headphones but as it is line level out they may sound quieter.
First I would check that the headphones work as if you pulled out with too much force it is more likely that you have damaged the headphone cable where it enters the jack than the front socket.


My headphones don't work and idid the same thing to much force and if it were my cable i would i get that fixed
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