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Problems with hole you place the ear phone

The hole where you place the earphone jack is loose and you do cannot keep the audio connection. The item is brand new less than a month old, but purchased from ebay. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Problems with hole you place the ear phone

The ear phone jack is lose and your gonna need to or have someone resolder the audio jack inside the unit. if you know how to solder then it shouldnt be a big deal once you get the bugger apart. if your not good with a soldering iron, take the unit to an electronic repair shop and there shouldnt be much of a charge exept for minumum beance charge as this is not a major repair UNLESS the jack is ripped out of the PCboard or theres a flex cable connected to the ear jack as thats hard to fix correctly. Good Luck

Posted on May 21, 2006

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