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Old 02-03-2009, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this Compaq Presario A900, i bought it just under a year ago. Approx March/April last year.

Recently the headphone socket/jack whatever you call it has been playing up.
It has always done it but not caused as much problems as it does now.

It used to just make a fuzzy noise if I moved the headphones around in the socket (like twirled it). Now, if I do it or even touch the headphone a bit it immediately turns to speakers and its like as if the headphones were disconnected.

Does anyone have any clue how I could like reattach it more or tighten it or something? It's annoying me since I don't have money to get it repaired and I love music.

P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong place or if I've typed it wrong. I'm new.
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I'd say its probably broke inside the laptop. If its still under a year, that should be under warranty. Send it in to HP for repair.
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I kinda lost all the paperwork. I'll try find it and then send it off. n_n Thanks!!
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If your warranty is up though, you might want to brush up on your soldering skills. Otherwise your going to pay at LEAST $100 to have it fixed somewhere. Fortunately the headphone jack is more easily accessible then the power jack in a laptop so it is possible for a DIY.
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I kinda lost all the paperwork. I'll try find it and then send it off. n_n Thanks!!
All you really need is the receipt for a proof of purchase (basically sayign that yes you bought it within the year warranty period).
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If your warranty is up though, you might want to brush up on your soldering skills. Otherwise your going to pay at LEAST $100 to have it fixed somewhere. Fortunately the headphone jack is more easily accessible then the power jack in a laptop so it is possible for a DIY.
He said its just under a year, so it should still be under warranty (HP/Compaq, as most other manufacturers, have a standard 1 year warranty). I know they've also done it a month or so after the warranty has ran out if you explain your situation/are courteous.
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All you really need is the receipt for a proof of purchase (basically sayign that yes you bought it within the year warranty period).


He said its just under a year, so it should still be under warranty (HP/Compaq, as most other manufacturers, have a standard 1 year warranty). I know they've also done it a month or so after the warranty has ran out if you explain your situation/are courteous.
Yeah, I saw that. Sometimes people procrastinate though. I'm just sayin'.
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