Greetings Dark.

I tend to agree with you: The economics of repairing the socket wouldn't make such an investment very feasible. There are a multitude of USB headsets, and they works just fine (indeed, they sometimes work better). USB headsets server as their own audio device, so you can route unwanted audio (I.E. system sounds) to the main laptop speakers if you wish. I wouldn't bother buying a USB adapter for headphones, as they're usually made in a long, rectangular design which just begs to be snagged and snapped, potentially damaging your USB ports.


I use this headset, and it works well. It also in atypical of USB headsets, in that it doesn't have a box on the wire (Plenty of USB headsets have this clunky design). Volume controls are on the left earpiece. It's $30.25 from Amazon. Sorry I don't know what that is in British currency.
http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-Audio-655-USB-Multimedia/dp/B001SEQN3K/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1293289855&sr=1-10

----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:54 AM
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Toshiba of course.

As I said muhammed, the problem with repares is it'd likely cost as much to repare the one litle sockit as to buy a new machine, which is why I'm reluctant to go down that option.

Beware the Grue!

dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shiny protector" <muhamme...@googlemail.com>
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Which make is your laptop? If it is the HP people or Tosheba or other makes, just contact them and send your laptop off to repair and it should be back. by a week or 2, shorrtest I'd guess about 3 or 4 days. ----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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ooops, I think I cut instead of copied the message when trying to write it on he agnet forum.

Basically, the headphone sockit for my laptop is completely dead, destroyed no good! it's certainly the sockit (it's been rocky for a while), however this means I can't play music, or audio games sinse the laptop speekers aren't in any way good enough, nor (most irritatingly), can I use my laptop on trains, boats and airoplanes, or indeed when and where ever I feel like using it.

It seems a silly thing to buy a new laptop for one bust sockit, so I was wondering if anyone had any solutions.

How good are those usb headsets (there is nothing wrong the usb sockits), or can you get usb to standard jack converters? ---- somsone I knew suggested it was possible, but I've never heard of them.

I probably will start looking into getting a new machine, sinse afterall this one is five years old with a 32 gb harddrive, ------ but it seems ridiculous that there isn't a better way around this.

any advice would indeed be appreciated.

Beware the Grue!

dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Hayden Presley" <hdpres...@hotmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 8:40 PM
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Hi Dark,
Well..
Perhaps you could, I don't know, actually tellus what the problem is? <Grin>

Best Regards,
Hayden

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Beware the Grue!

Dark.
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