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Problem with the headphone jack

My headphone jack on my mp3 player seems loose and i lose the vocal part of the music or it sounds far away. The problem goes away if i hole the plug against the back edge of the player. I saw another person with this exact same problem on the same machine.

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Re: Problem with the headphone jack

On some creative mp3 players like my 20g sleek photo, the problem stems from poor design on the solder joint inside the unit. I did a search and found a tutorial with pics on how to take it apart and resolder it. It works now but cosmetically it's not 100%. If it's still under warranty, I think for $20 bucks you can send it back and they'll fix it....goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2007

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