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Problems with Headphone and USB plugs

"Big" Outlet : When looking at the bottom of the iPod you see two outlets, one headphone jack and the other is the big one that has many uses. It's main use is using it for the USB cord, but it is also used in FM Transmitters, iHome, etc. Anyways, it has some problems. It works for some things and struggles with others. With the iHome, the iPod can't play songs like it used to, but it will still charge on the iHome. Using the USB cord to put songs on is not a problem at all. Might be able to be fixed, I don't know. I'm sure Apple can do something about it. Headphone Jack: The headphone jack has a small problem. When headphones are plugged fully in the iPod, sound only comes out of one ear. To solve the problem you need to pull the headphones out slightly and find a sweet spot and it will play out of both ears. (there are many sweet spotsby the way)

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Re: Problems with Headphone and USB plugs

I share the same problem - I'm worried it's due to routine wear-and-tear on the jacks, so the connections are no longer solid. I hate to think I need to get it serviced for this. Usually buying a new cable has worked, but that gets expensive too... Anyone have a fix??

Posted on May 25, 2007

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