Common problem with no perfect solution. Since the jack is holding the piece of headphone in place, you might try a tiny tab of some very strong glue on the end of the broken headphone connector, and letting it sit while pushed up against the part stuck inside the jack. These jacks have a design that allows them to hold popsolrepublic.com the connector in place so as to not let them be pulled out too easily. Try superglue, and it takes longer to really set than they claim on the package. If that fails you might be able to sol republic headphones push it out from the inside but many if not most of these jacks are in their own sealed cases.
posted by caddis at 2:26 PM on May 31, 2009
Thanks guys. I tried opening it but, like caddis said, it has its own sealed case. I’ll try the superglue thing tomorrow.
posted by Andy Harwood at 2:37 PM on May 31, 2009
Try screwing the plug into the jack. This happened to me before and it turned out the piece hadn’t broken off; it’d come unscrewed. I was able to screw the other bit into it and pull it out easily. (then I threw that crappy cable the hell away!)