Yesterday I somehow got my plug-in microphone caught in something, and, while remaining in the jack, it caused severe damage to the jack--in fact the area was seriously bent out of shape. I restored it to the original appearance, more or less, but the consequence has been a very poor connection between the microphone plug and the computer receptacle. In fact, I must exert strong and constant pressure on the microphone plug inward in order to have a working connection between it and the jack, which obviously is not a solution. So I want to know: Is there any trick, something I can insert into the microphone jack, perhaps, to restore a good connection? Or, in general, how do I proceed from here? Or is it a lost cause?