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Lost sound The right side of my sound snaps in and out on me... tested the head phones and it is not that. I am afraid to open it up. Any ideas? BobinSitka

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Re: lost sound

It's probably a problem with either the headphone jack itself, or the jack's connection to the main board. You cannot fix this without opening the case up. The best thing to do would be to take it to a repair shop where they can either replace or re-solder the connection of the headphone jack. I have a similar problem with my old one, where if you push the headphone end to one side, the sound comes in on both, but if you let go, it only goes to one. On mine, it's because a connection or two are loose between the jack itself and the board.

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