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using headphones with MacAir now spotty
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May 7, 2014, 08:28 AM
All was well a few weeks ago, but now using either my generic mac buds or any other headset I have to fiddle with the plug to get any sound at all - usually pulling out just a bit, and then I can usually only get sound from one speaker. Is this a hardware issue?

Spheric Harlot
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May 7, 2014, 08:36 AM

Blow into the jack or pry around with a toothpick - there's probably some dirt lodged in there.
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May 7, 2014, 09:35 AM
Spheric's tip also works for 30-pin and Lightning connectors. iPhones pick up all manners of pocket crud.
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