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Sound output through mic input??

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Today while my headphones were plugged in to the front of my vaio laptop I put too much pressure on the jack and after a quick cracking noise stereo sound output was broken. The headphone jack is right next to a mic jack leading me to believe that I could use it for sound output. Is this possible?

Recap:
- headphone jack is broken
- is it possible to use mic-in as audio out
- Laptop is Vaio VGN-FW465J
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Did a quick check on google, from what i read doing what you want isn't a very good idea, if i were you i would buy a DAC instead although you will have to spend +/-$100 depending on what you're willing to spend, its worth it as you get much better audio quality compared to what you have on the laptop

take a look at

this thing gets quite a number of positive feedback and its not all that expensive.
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thanks! I didn't even think of going the amp route, but seeing as I spend a good bit on headphones it would be a win-win.

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