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Headphone Jack My headphones only play the right channel on my Nomad Zen Xtra (30 GB). I've tried several headphones and they all only play the right channel so I know it's in the player jack. Other than that this player has been very reliable even though it's old.  Any ideas if this is repairable?

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Re: Headphone Jack

If you can get into it easily you can re-solder the point at which the contact is broken off the board. This is a common problem. If  you do not know how to solder, or are not good at opening these (it will void any remaining warranty) refer it to someone locally that does.

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Unfortunately the Zen Xtra was designed poorly and this problem tends to happen sometime along the life of the product.  As you suspected, the problem is the solder joint and the only solution is to open the player and resolder it yourself.  As long as you are careful, you shouldn't have any problems.  The hardest part is trying to get the thing back together after you took it apart:  Just be sure not to loose any of the pieces.  Detailed instructions with photos are located here:

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Hi skillhe...assuming you have tried a different pair of headphones with no success, let's start by updating the Firmware for your player, and also updating the Software for your PC. Click on the URL below to download and install the appropriate updates for your player and PC OS.®ion=1&Product_Name=NOMAD+Jukebox+3&Product_ID=296&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=10&drivertype=0&x=33&y=12 Please update your post with specifics of failure or success, and we can continue to work on your issue until we have corrected it......good luck my friend

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