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The music cuts in and out...I have already changed the headphones

I think it must be the connection as I can jiggle it and it will come back on but it won't stay on.

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As i understand what you are saying is the fact that you wiggle your headphone connection so that the sound will come on there are a few answers to this problem

  1. your headphone jack in your mp3 could be the problem and to solve that you could
  • one go to a tech specialist and have them fix it
  • two - you could put a peice of aluminum foil in the slot on the subjugated side and slide your headphone into the slot wile holding onto part of the aluinum foil
2. the headphones could be the problem and you will need to get a new pair of headphones ]


hope this helps you have a nice day

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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