When I plug in headphones it'll detect something is 'plugged in' and mute the onboard audio, but won't actually play any audio to the headphones until I tilt the audio jack and there's a subtle pop of the solder joint or whatever.
I'm debating with myself whether to fix the issue on my own with my soldering equipment, or have LENOVO fix it.
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Another option is an external USB audio card that will provide better quality and possible higher audio level or a wireless Bluetooth headphones. I use Sony MDR-XB950B1 and the quality is acceptable, not in par with high-end headpones of course but you couldn't drive them by the crappy audio output anyway
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Then take the X1C4 apart, shouldn't be that difficult.
Then liberally "flux" the audio contacts area, heat each contact up for a few seconds with your soldering iron, and Bob should be your uncle.
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I'm just back to using my T601 full time now which has the IBM modded board with refreshed nvidia GPU. Oh and I get a better keyboard, better trackpoint, better 4:3 display... and yeah.
Our X1C4 (and X1C3 for that matter) is still working well.
We have 5 year ThinkPad warranties for most of above machines, just in case.
Perhaps this would be worth considering when you procure a new computer!
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Retired Thinkpads: T410 | T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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