I have the speakers to the zen micro that you plug the mp3 player into the speakers by the place you put headphones. one day when i was putting it into the speakers...the thing that goes into the mp3 player snapped of the speaker and got stuck in my mp3 player. (it was stuck where the headphones go) anyway..we got it out, the mp3 player still works and plays sound...but the sound is all warped and techno. on some songs it sounds like its in a tunnel and its all echo-y. and then on other songs...you can only hear the backround instruments like guitar and drums and the singing is so soft you cant hear it. i tried putting new songs on it to see if it would sound any different but it didnt work. its probably happening because when we tried to take out the piece that was stuck in the headphone place...it completely scratched up the inside of wear you put the headphones. is there anyway to fix this???
Likely what happened is, in your efforts to get the piece out of there, you loosened a solder point on the headphone jack, and it will need to be resoldered. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can send it to a technician who can.
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This is a VERY common problem with Zen Micros. There is a slim chance it's a break in one of the wires in your headphone lead: simply try another pair of 'phones to see if that fixes it.
It almost certainly won't, in which case your player has probably succumbed to the dreaded Loose Socket disease. The headphone socket is soldered to a circuit board in the player but it relies entirely on the solder to keep the socket in place as well as provide the necessary electrical connection. In electronics terms this is about as bodgy as you can get (BAD Creative!)
Solder is soft metal and even the small amount of sideways force that the headphone plug gets in use is enough to fracture the solder leading to the intermittent or total loss of audio that you are experiencing.
Repair is dead easy if you happen to have a soldering iron with a 1mm tip, a steady hand and you know how to take the player apart to get to it! Unfortunately in my experience it'll only be a temporary fix as sooner or later it'll come away again...
So the short answer is: you almost certainly can't fix it yourself; find an electronics techie :O)
Sounds like the headphone jack socket is worn. This unfortunately a Creative known problem. There is a fix, suggest you go to the following web site which offers a step by step guide www.noboundrees.net/Micro_Fix/
sounds like the ground or common has broken or cracked on the headphone jack. It shouldnt be a big deal unless its a broken Printed curcuit board or flex cable. Contact http://us.creative.com/support/custsup/a... for a sevicer near you. Good Luck
First thing you wanna do is to try another set of headphones. If it still sounds muffled then theres a fault in the audio output section and these things are non user serviceable. Your gonna need to send back to the manufacturer. Good Luck