The computer is only like a year and a half old. I have noticed since the beginning the audio out not working correctly. I would have to twist the audio in part around before the sound would work. And now just a few minutes ago it stopped working completely and greets me to a loud sound whenever I try to plug in my headphones.
What should I do in this situation? Is there some way to fix it? I ask here because I don't really know where else to ask.
That could be it. I suspected that was it from the beginning but was too lazy to open it up again and check. Do you think that it could be permanently damaged from not being plugged in all the way? I am going to check tomorrow.
Sometimes the jacks go bad, solder breaks, or wires break.
If, after checking your connections the problem persists. An easy resolution would be to install a audio front panel if you have an extra bay - you should, like this one, or this one has a mic and headphone jack too.