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Loose Jack The head phone jack on the Sansa e250 is loose and causing the left ear to cut out. I took it apart and noticed the housing for the jack was loose and a contact may be loose/broken. It may require some soldering. To set to the contacts on the board the screen needs to be detached. I did not detach it yet. Is it worth taking apart and soldering?

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Re: Loose Jack

I had the same problem my advice is to buy new head phones cuz they suck its not worth wastin ure time on fixin it its only 99 cents at a dollar store for new ones

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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