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Earphone Connection There appears to be some movement with the earphone connection jack when connected to the mp3 player which is causing sound distortion and failure of the stereo sound. This happens more frequently when moving around or when any slight tension is placed upon the earphones cable.

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Re: Earphone Connection

If you feel comfortable taking apart micr electronics then you can take off the case ans disassemble the chassis and see if its just the solder connections on the pcb. but be carefull sometimes they use flex pc boards and too much heat will burn up the board and then your dead in the water. Also it could be that the solder trace could have broken off the pcb. if this happens your gonna need to solder on a piece of small solid copper wire like phone cable (cat three type 26 guage)and run the other end to another solder connectionon the same trace. Them what I do is epoxie the connections and the jack so that its secure. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

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I have intermittent sound, in one ear only, tried changing headphones, it seems to be a connection problem. When I wiggle the earphone jack the sound goes in and out.

The jack is broken in your MP3 player. It's usually held together with cheap plastic. If you can bring it back for a replacement.

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The earphone jack connection produces sound in only one ear. Partially with drawing the jack produces sound in both ears. Clearly, the jack is not making a good connection once inside its 'port'.

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The fault could be the earphone, check the earphone in a different device/player, if the fault still appears the the earphone is faulty, probably a broken wire in the cord.
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When I plug the earphone jack into my MP4 player, I only get sound from one earpiece. I have tried several earphone sets to determine that it is not a problem with the earphones

Hi, this is a very common problem, after you have pulled the ear phones in and out a few times the solder on the earphone socket becomes brittle and breaks making you lose the connection with the circuit board, now as you have ruled out it being an earphone fault then the only possible problem could be the solder.

now sometimes if you wiggle the earphone at the part that goes into the mp3 you can sometimes get the sound working again, but this dont always work so dont rely on this,

now the problem you have is that the cost of getting this part fixed would cost a lot more than buying a new mp4 player.

the cheapest place to try and get this fixed is a tv repair shop, tell them exactly what the problem is so they dont have to test it and see how much they will charge you to resolder the earphone socket back in place properly.

that would be the cheapest option and could possibly get it working again if they will do the work for you

im sorry their is no easy fix but without getting the earphone socket re-soldered it will just never work

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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Usually this is a problem with the wires in the earphones themselves actually being broken or the connection on the earplugs is too small. I suggest borrowing another pair of earphones to make sure the problem actually is in the Zen. If another pair works, you know the issue is the earphones. If the problem remains even with different earphones, take a look in the earphone jack hole to make sure nothing is stuck in it like paper or something. If everything is clean, the earphone jack or its soldered connections inside the Zen may be cracked and will require the unit to be opened and serviced.

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Low and bad quality sound by headphone port

sounds like an internal problem
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if you have the skill, you could pull it apart and resolder the parts around the earphone output jack
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Buy another- seriously. You can view this video if you want to try to replace the headphone jack, but you will probably cause more damage in the process:

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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If its less than 1 year old, have it replaced. Its a loose connection on the circuit board. SanDisk Technical Support 1-866-726-3475 Best of Luck.

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Earphone jack has a short.

take it apart resolder the connections. if the jack itself is bad see if you can find a new one. never worked on something that small myself, but should be fairly straighforward

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