My laptop fell on its side with a jack plug inserted. I noticed cracks in the socket after I remove the plug and now my Inspiron 1520 does not have sound. How can I fix this problem?
Fortunately, the port is on an inexpensive card, not the expensive mainboard. This is what you'll need to replace:
How about on the Inspiron 6400 (e1505)? My audio jack isn't broken, but very wonky. When I plug speakers/headphones into it, it usually works (sometimes only one speaker). But unplugged, the laptops speakers don't kick in at all (except for a split second when the computer is un-hibernated). The microphone jack doesn't work at all.
the jacks on the 6400 are on the motherboard, not on a daughterboard.
Somebody else with an E1705 with XP said they were able to install an audio driver from Toshiba (driver qg600audiox from the Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600) that bypasses the sense pins in the jacks. You lose the functionality of both mic and output jacks but the speakers work again if the problem was malfunctioning sense pins. That driver would probably work in the E1505 but you have to google to find it.
I won't bother, as I'd rather have wonky output jack capabilities than none at all. The speakers are not so important...
How did you get the broken plug out of the headphone jack? Mine got broken off in the headphone jack and I have no clue how to remove it.