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Lock up My mp3 player locks up or turns of or just doesn't turn on when the head phones are in. Works fine with no headphones. Have tried multiple sets of head phones with same results. Suggestions?

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Sounds like the ground connection (-ve) to the earphone socket is broken.

When you plug in the earphones, they ground through the control section on the board. Poor sound is another sympton of this problem.

If you have any soldering experience, dismantle the player, and re-solder the 4 connections to the headphone socket.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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