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Only one earphone works, weird problem

I have a problem with my head phone jack, when i plug it in all the way only one earbud works, however if i pull it out partway or press on the base of the head phone jack it works fine. is there anyway to fix this?

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There is a broken solder joint where it is on the pc board.it is not the earbud itself,because when you pull it out,both sides work.the jack has 3 sections,the tip which is one side,the next piece,which is the other side,and the shank piece which is the ground.the ground connects to the outside ring of the headphone jack.there are 2 contact points inside for the two channels.what happens is the copper foil of the pc board fractures where the pins are soldered.scrape away some of the foil so that copper is exposed for the pins,and resolder it and it will work if you wiggle the jack,you will see the whole piece of circuit board move where it is cracked.after fixing it,put epoxy over the area to make it stronger.

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Put A litlle foil in the plug

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I have had the same problem with my PSP, Theres nothing wrong with your earphones, your mp3 players head phone Jack must be rusty and you will need to replace it or open your Mp3 up and clean the headphone jack

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This sounds like a loose or broken wire at the base of the jack. You should stop pulling it out by the wire and grab it by the plug to put it in or out. Unfortunately the damage is done, buy a new pair.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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