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Laptop headphone port please help

Hello. I recently got a Compaq Presario C500 series laptop from a friend. The headphone port on the side is destroyed, but the Microphone port seems to be intact. Is there a way to route the headphone audio output to the microphone jack so that I can use headphones with the laptop?

It is running Windows 10 Home, on a 1.73 GHz Intel Pentium T2250 Dual-Core, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, and Intel integrated graphics.

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FYI before you answer

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FYI: I realize that running Win 10 on such and old machine is not the best idea. Before anyone suggests I buy a new laptop, I would like to clarify that I have many other laptops, but this one is special as it is exactly the same as the first laptop I ever owned and rebuilt. Listening to music is very important to me, and while the speakers are great, I would like to use my headphones.

Thank you, and all suggestions are appreciated.

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Too late for me.

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I took the W10 offer on a 2009 Sony Vaio with C2D CPU, 4GB RAM and Intel onboard graphics. All I can say is it is awesome. Faster than when it was new and it had W7. It's working so well that I didn't bother to do any driver hunts.

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Yes. But you would be an electronics tech.

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Thanks

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But no thanks. I appreciate your suggestion with USB-to-headphone adapter, but shopping online is out of the question for me. Thank you anyway, and I will look into to something comparable to this adapter at my local computer shop.

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Around here we have those Fry's shops.

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Hey everyone. I wanted to thank you all for your help. It turns out that the headphone port was not completely destroyed, as I actually got the port working again. However, the speakers don't work at all now. In playback devices menu, all that shows up are the "Speakers" entry, which is default and provides audio from the headphone port, and a "Digital Audio (S/PDIF)" entry, which doesn't put audio out on anything.

I have also upgraded the laptop to 4 gig ram.

If anyone knows how to fix this issue with the speakers, I am happy to read answers.

Thank you.

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