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HT2494 My audio port is broken.  Can I connect audio with a USB device?

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My son broke a speaker connection and it is stuck in his audio port. Apple says it can't come out and the entire logic board has to be replaced to the tune of $400.

 

I was told that i can buy a USB device that will allow him to connect his headphones to his computer and have audio. 

 

Can anyone tell me what i need to buy? I tried one that was $1.15 called a USB External Sound Card, but it does not work.

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