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Only hearing sound out of the right earbud...

I haven't had any problems with this mp3 until one day the left earbud just gave out on me. The weird thing is that it plays through it when the headphone is halfway in but when I push it all the way in it goes out again. And sometimes when I rotate the headphone it comes and goes. I know its not the headphones becuase they work fine on my CD player, so I'm guessing its the headphone jack. Any help is appricieated.

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Re: Only hearing sound out of the right earbud...

The solder joint for the left channel has probably come unstuck from the pcb.

Posted on Apr 25, 2007

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Although one short short term thing i did find out though, is that if you push the headphone jack to the side, sometimes you will receive a little sound.


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