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Sansa e260 my sansa e260 has recently only been playing in my right ear! i changed headphones, but nothing changed.

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I have that same problem to, but all i do is push down on the headphone jack (when its face up) and then usually the left channel works

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

Re: sansa e260

With the new firmware (01.02.18E) until today (5 days of intensive test with the new firmware) no more problem. Let me know if the firmware fixed your problem to. Bye

Posted on May 08, 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

Posted on May 03, 2007

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