Question about Samsung YP-T8 Digital Media Player

1 Answer

Audio problem im assuming something in the slot where you plug the headphones in is broken. originally one side of my headphones was cutting out and i went ahead and bought new head phones. fixing the problem for only a day. the next day i decided to go exchange the headphones and they wouldnt because i bought them from a cheap store. so i went to bestbuy and bought better more expensive headphones. only to find the problem got worse. now 1 side of the headphones did not play at all while the other cut out. ive tried plugging in the old headphones and still 1 side doesnt work and the other cuts out. i then tried plugging the headphones in a cd player. and all 3 worked perfectly. now before i run off and buy a new mp3 player is there anything i could possibly do to fix this? is there a place where i can get it repaired at? theres no screws or anything to get inside the digital audio player so im assuming im pretty much out of luck. but i figured it wouldnt hurt to ask.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,130 Answers
Re: Audio problem

Nope it never hurts to ask as in this case it seams theres a common problem where the headphone jack has a cold solder connection on the pc board or its broken loose from the pc board itself. Now unless you get instuctions on how to open this unit do not attemt to try!! as its all plastic locking tabs and you need to know where to press to realease these tabs .. I would contact or call them and see what they have to say as there is probably a flat rate they charge to fix these units

Posted on Apr 02, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sound works for radio not for music volume is up music is playing no sound from any headphones

Did you try plugging in a different set of headphones? If other headphones work, maybe you need new headphones.

Try playing music from your Sansa through the computer, while it is tethered. If you can do this, it may mean that the audio amplifier part of the Sansa is broken-- Usually this means, 'get another Sansa.'

Also, try gently wiggling the headphone plug to the left and right, while it is plugged in. If you get music on and off, its possible that the headphone connector on your Sansa has a broken connection. This is a VERY difficult problem to fix (without breaking or melting something else inside the case) and also usually means it is time to get another MP3 player.

Nov 07, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Ipod touch wont play music threw headphones but there plugged in

check and see if maybe you got something stuck in the headphone jack. thats normally the problem but sometimes the headphone jack does go out it and it can be replaces at the apple store for like 50 bucks. but im almost willing to bet that there is just something stuck up there. use like a toothpick or something to clean it out.

Jun 30, 2011 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

1 Answer

I purchased this mp3 on 11th devmber. the music is not getting through to the headphones - can you help? is it powered by a battery & is one included as standard?

Hi mharrington9,

You may want to post the make and model of your mp3 player. Someone may have solved the same problem with the same player, and would then be able to give you a more specific answer than this one;

I assume you have replaced or re-charged the battery first, and that full power to your player did not help. If so, it is likely to be a problem with the headphones, the headphone receptacle, or the amplifier inside the mp3 player;

1) Headphone problem?
Get a different set of ear-bud headphones, and try them out. If the alternative set works but your headphones do not work, it's the headphones.

1a) Large headphones, small player?
If your headphones are large, but the power of your MP3 player is small, the player may not have enough power to drive the headphone speakers. If you run your MP3 player through an additional amplifier, you may then have enough power to get sound out of your headphones.

1b) Broken wire in ear bud jack?
Most of my broken ear-bud sets have failed because one or more of the wires has broken, usually at the plug-end. There are 3 thin wires; If you break the left-channel or right-channel wire, only one earbud goes out. If you break the ground wire, both earbuds stop working, or you may hear a very faint sound at full volume. If you like to solder things, it is possible to get a new plug, cut off the old one, and solder in a new one. But it may be easier to get a new set of earbuds.

2) Broken Receptacle?

Plug your ear-buds into a different, working MP3 player. If the ear-buds work, then
Plug your MP3 into a computer through the data cable, and try to play something through the computer.
If the MP3 works through the data cable, something is wrong with the receptacle for your ear-bud plug.
You may be able to get your MP3 player replaced under warranty, since the purchase was recent. Or, if no warranty and you feel adventurous, take the back off and try to re-solder or replace the receptacle-- Though this usually ends in irreparable damage to the MP3 player :-\

3) Broken MP3 player?
If you can't get any music to play through the data cable or the computer, something is seriously wrong with the guts of the MP3 player. Try for a warranty replacement if you can.

Best of luck, mharrington9

Dec 12, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

1 Answer

The music cuts in and out...I have already changed the headphones

as i understand what you are saying is the fact that you wiggle your headphone connection so that the sound will come on there are a few answers to this problem
  1. your headphone jack in your mp3 could be the problem and to solve that you could
  • one go to a tech specialist and have them fix it
  • two - you could put a peice of aluminum foil in the slot on the subjugated side and slide your headphone into the slot wile holding onto part of the aluinum foil
2. the headphones could be the problem and you will need to get a new pair of headphones ]

hope this helps you have a nice day

Jul 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

4 Answers

Left side of earphones don't work

I have the same problem as well. you just have to take the headphones out, and not put them in all the way. just put them in partway, wait until you can hear out of both.

Jul 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

2 Answers

Ipod pauses itself

it will always pause when you plug it into another device. there is nothing wrong with the iPod

Dec 26, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

Connecting to speakers

The socket on your player is an audio output. The headphone socket on a Hi-Fi unit is, again, an audio output. If your cable has a 3.5mm audio mini-jack (male) at each end, you can connect the headphone output of your device to an input socket, but these generally only exist in some in-car players, and rarely on home audio products.

If you want to connect to a Hi-Fi system, you are better off connecting to the phono-in sockets that you will find at the back of your unit, notably on dedicated amplifiers. You can then get a simple lead with a 3.5mm audio mini-jack (male) at one end and a pair of phono plugs (left and right) at the other end. This should cost no more than a few pounds and are available from places like Maplin or from specialist sellers on eBay.

Nov 13, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA3125/37 MP3 Player

1 Answer


Your MP3 file might not have any content on the right channel. Try another Mp3 file. If the problem occurs on another file check the hardware:
Unplug the headphones from the mp3 player. Try another set of headphones. If the problem occurs with another set of headphones, it is a broken player. If using another set of headphones cures the problem, try your original headphones again. Plug your original headphones back in. If the problem comes back, buy a new set of headphones.

Sep 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c140 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Audio issue with Sansa E260

Not a fault or a short of your particular product - all of these Sansa's are that sensitive. You have to keep the headphones in one place and stay pretty still.

May 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

7 Answers

Ipod head phone jack no good

I agree with Solution 5. The copper pins in the jack that make the connection to your headphone plug are bent in such a way that they are springy and will make a good tight connection to the plug. When those copper connections get worn, they are not so springy and they bend inward causing you to lose audio on one side of your headphones unless you wiggle the plug and find that sweet spot that makes a connection. Then you have to hold the wire to keep pressure on it... it gets annoying.

You can open the case and there are slots in the headphone jack that you can get a hook scribe (like the dentists use) or safety pin to bent those copper connections back out. Don't bend them too far or they will break. You can also pick get a new part for $25 or a used part much cheaper. Once you iPod is open, it's a matter of a couple screws and a ribbon cable to replace the jack. Problem solved!

Feb 08, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung YP-T8 Digital Media Player Logo

81 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 3 Expert

57283 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7235 Answers

Are you a Samsung MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides