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Self Panning Headphones

Whenever I'm listening to my Sansa, During a song, it always drops out of the left ear, and only plays on the right ear. It's like it pans it to the right ear. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Re: Self Panning Headphones

Change the equalizer when this occurs. It works for me.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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Re: Self Panning Headphones

I recently purchased a Sansa e280 and in three weeks of regular use it developed a similar problem, with music cutting out from playing in stereo to mono, coming out of one headphone speaker. Sandisk tech support told me to reformat the device and install the latest firmware, which I did, but the problem continued and occured more frequently. I have returned the player back to the seller and I shall not be getting another one. A nice Ipod alternative from Sandisk, but from what I have seen written about in forums, the Sansa e200 series appears to be buggey with problems.

Posted on May 04, 2007

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Hi, I have the same problem but sometime is the left channel & sometime the right channel. I tested multiple headphones and it's alway the same problem. FYI the problem begin after a firmware update. With the original firmware the problem never append. It start with the firmware ver. 01.02.15E. Today I have downloaded the new firmware version (01.02.18E). I hope it fix this annoying bug. Bye

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