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Tip of headphone jack broke and is stuck...how do I get it out?

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Honestly don't know where else to post this, but I broke the tip of the headphone jack inside my galaxy tab. Taking it apart is not an option, I've tried a lot of things but am going to get superglue and see if I can apply some on the broken part, then stick it in there and let it dry and perhaps pulling the broken bit out with it.

Any other suggestions? I've tried using tiny flatheads to jam the thing free but it won't move.
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Sounds like a broken key extraction tool would be ideal for this sort of thing. If nothing else, try taking it to a locksmith. I bet they can get it out.

Or maybe you can use a straw or something around the plug to shim the sides and pull it out. Going to be a lot of trial and error, just use plastic tools where you can to avoid damaging your device.
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You could use the end of a very think piece of wood (tooth pick) and some super glue. Used that trick before. Risky, but works like a charm.
 
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