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Dell DJ 30 head phone jack has a bad conection.

I have a Dell DJ 30 that has a bad connection on the headphone jack.
Does anyone out there know of anyone who can repair this unit. It apears to be a sealed unit. Robertdeelloyd@bex.net

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    My output jack malfunctions as well.

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Yeah i just fixed mine. Take out the black plastic on both ends. 4 tiny screws underneath, then 2 small metal ends. You will see the board on both ends.
Take out the battery fron the botton. Then TAKE OUT THE SCROLL BUTTON. After that you take out the board. Looking at the headphone jack, you will see 3 small metal connectors inside the jack. try to bend them a lil towards the inside of the connector. I actually put a very tiny piece of metal between the metal and the black plastic in order to force them out.

I was able to fix it, but in the process i broke the scroll button. If you decide to not fix yours and you want to give me the broken dell dj, let me know, i could use the parts.

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I had that problem on my dell dj. I took the screws out of the back plate, carefully! Then used a qtip and spot cleaned around it. Then I used the air spray and in light quick spurts, got the dust out. Put the plate back on. Doing this upside down, I got a small wire brush and spun it around where the contacts of the headphones and port are, and tap it so any dust comes out from the bottom. It worked for me.

Another problem might be the actual song. Sometimes the song is grainy. The higher the kbps the better. Kbps is kilobit per second. I like my songs in the 190s. Better sound. If the song is say, 32 kbps, it'll sound like ****. To me anyways. I like higher kbps. Bigger file but better.

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