Unhappy [Q] external antenna ruined

Well dont I feel a little stupid! Got really excited about having reception in my home after 2 years of
poor reception. Tried placing a bit of wire into the external antenna socket on my Galaxy Note2. Didnt quite fit so I use a pin quite vigorously to make the hole bigge! DER! Of course now I have aboslutely no reception. What to do now? Can anyone help. Waiting for a phone repairer to get back to me. Ive read somewhere where someone took the antenna completely off, bypassing the socket altogether & replacing with a thin wire, another where they fill the hole with solder. What is the best thing to do? Thanks in advance for any help.