Hack headphone jack
Strange post here, just go with me. If I take an old pair of ear buds, cut the wire a couple inches above the jack, can I connect a couple of the wires together in order to trick the device I to thinking headphones are plugged in? If so, which ones?
The reason I'm asking is that recently my Nintendo Switch has started crashing. In my searching it looks like a problem with the internal speaker. The search results said that plugging headphones in kept it from crashing, because it bypasses the speakers. Which turned out to be true in my case. Works fine with headphones plugged in, crashes without them. Since my switch is out of warranty, I just wanted to create a little plug of sorts that I can plug in the jack that I can leave plugged in all the time so it always bypasses the speaker.
Can I accomplish this with an old pair of ear buds?