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Only one side of my earphones works, but it's the player's fault

I have a noname iPod-clone MP4 player. It worked for half year, but now I can hear the music only from one side of my earphones.

The earphones are OK, I tried them with another player.

If I push the jack only half way in the player and hold it there, I still get stereo music. But if I push it to the correct position, only the right side works.

Does anyone have solution?

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  • rvmcmorris Dec 31, 2008

    My MP3 player is doing the same thing. Thought it was the headphones at first but tried on something else and they work fine. If i leave the jack halfway out, both sides work, push them both in and only one side. Very frustrating. Looks like i will have to get a new one if i can't get it fixed.

  • timmcan May 17, 2009

    Same problem for me. I have a Coby mp4 player, and this started happening after half a year. I only can hear from both sides for a short time if I push the plug of the earphone of side to side. This is very annoying and I really hope someone find a solution to this.

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techman
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SOURCE: 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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SOURCE: problem with the head phone jack in ipod video 30gb

try gently cleaning out the headfone jack, if that doesn't work bring it to the apple store and thell fix it..... Good luck!

Posted on May 01, 2007

CompuGuy44
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SOURCE: iPod- right earphone doesn't work

Yes, the headphone jack will need to be resoldered back in place. You can get it fixed at a computer repair shop or electronics shop. It shouldn't cost that much to get it repaired. Good luck to you:)

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

e3ik
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SOURCE: broken t-10 earphone jack

try another headset to be sure its a problem of the player and not broken headphones. if its the player i hope its still under warranty, else you need to open it whats wrong. hot air soldering machine is an advantage..

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

ctf1800
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SOURCE: only one side of my earphones work

Headphone jack repair
· http://www.pcpages.com/thebishop/nomadfix/
· http://www.instructables.com/id/Zen-Micro-Headphone-Jack-Fix/
· http://www.noboundrees.com/micro_fix/

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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