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Audio only plays from left headphone

While walking through a crowded airplane, I snagged the headphones on a seat I was walking past. This yanked the headphones out of the Kpex's headphone jack. When I put the headphones back in, I discovered I could only hear sound in the left headphone, the right is completely silent.

I find that I *can* get audio out of both headphones by twisting the headphones plug in the jack, which leads me to think that there must be a contact inside the jack that is bent so it doesn't always make contact.

I have tested the same headphones on a different device and they work fine. Similarly, I have tested a different set of headphones on the same Kpex player and found the same problem.

I also dismantled the player in hopes that it was just a wire that could be re-soldered. No such luck, it looks like the jack is soldered in place properly, which must mean that the contact inside is bent like I suspect (I guess).

Does anyone know where I can purchase a new headphone jack? Is there another possible solution?

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Re: Audio only plays from left headphone

Try to change your baby jack adapter inside your kpex,because it was damage,if it is still under the warranty,bring it to your kpex dealer

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Re: Audio only plays from left headphone

The contacts inside the headphone jack are made of a springy metal there is one for the left and one for the right speakers. This happened to my Blackberry and I took it apart and got inside the jack block and re-sprung the contacts. It worked for me... I used a dental pick.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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