The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it out, but in vain.
Is there a way I can completely replace the 3.5 mm headphone jack socket/port?
I took it to an iStore, and the personnel there said that I'll have to replace the entire motherboard amounting to under 1000 US dollars.
The audio output shows as "Digital Out" and the audio icon is greyed out, I can't use headphones and the internal speakers don't work either.
I'm left with a MacBook Pro that's mute.