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What happened to my headphone jack???

I recently started hearing only the "left" tracks or "right" tracks of the music through my player. So I replace the headphones, assuming I had a short. Nope. It just isn't working anymore. I get random bits of "left" and "right" ....and it seems to be that I am moving toward getting no audio at all unless I fidget with the player and keep it held in an impossible and random position. I knew this thing was too good to be true :(

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Re: What happened to my headphone jack???

Same problem here. I believe it is a bad jack... which is the same as a ruined mp3 player. the only future solution is to always unplug the headset when not in use to avoid strain at that joint. I have busted two sansa 140's this way but had replacement from radio shack. that's mho.

Posted on Jun 11, 2007

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