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30gb ipod sound only comes out of one ear piece

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I have this problem too. It is not the earbuds but the connection within the iPod jack. Per someone at the Apple Store genius bar, the connectors within the jack are pushed away from the plug over time as it is jostled within your pocket. If one side or the other is pushed far enough, it won't touch the plug and you will lose sound in that channel (left or right). Apple will fix this under warranty, but if you don't have that you're pretty much screwed: fix-it cost=$180+.

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More than likely the ear bud or the wiring is damaged. Try set from a friend that you know works for confirmation.

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