Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro headphone jack detection

tk8312

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop where the headphone jack detection doesn't work properly. Most of the time the jack will always think there are headphones plugged and and therefore disable the speakers.

This is NOT a software problem, I have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 15.10 installed, and both have the same problem. Trying to override the setting (in the Realtek Audio driver settings in Win 10 or PulseAudio in Linux) doesn't work - it appears to be a hardware switch.

When the problem is happening I can somtimes fix it by inserting/removing headphones a few times, but this often doesn't help. I can force the speakers on/headphones off by jiggling around with the end of the headphone jack plug against a little pin or something in the headphone jack, but the pin springs back again straight away.

Anyone have any ideas how I could fix this? Anyone had the same problem - any tips on getting it fixed?
 
Hi,

It definitely seems to be a hardware issue, it happened to me once with my IPhone which produced the same problem where it thinks there's something plugged into the headphone port. What I did is to stick a stick with cotton ball in the end of it to make sure there's no moisture or dirt that causes that problem to happen which did the trick for me. If it will not work unfortunately the only solution would be to send it for a repair so they can change that part which is faulty.
 

tk8312

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I tried the cotton tip thing, but it didn't really help. I found if I jiggle the end of the earphone cable around in the jack I can just get it to stay on speakers if I'm lucky. That's the best solution I can find at the moment. Thanks anyway.
 

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