Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

2 Answers

30gb ipod sound only comes out of one ear piece

Posted by on

  • ryuyen Dec 02, 2007

    My iPod Video 30GB Black , i can only listen music from one of the sides of my earphones when i get the earphone inserted correctly into the iPod.

    -I tried different kinds of good earphones.

    -Also when i insert the earphones and leave them a little out of the slot I can listen from both earphone sides,but not very well.

    -Cleaning the iPod earphone slot with air blowing bottle from a good distance.

    That's all i tried and still nothing responds from the iPod.Help needed , ty all very much. Later

  • stitch54 Dec 03, 2007

    I recently purchased a used Apple iPod Video 30GB Black and cannot hear any of the songs. I was able to download songs and see a playlist. I get the message that the song is now playing but I can't hear anything.



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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+.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 624 Answers

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

Posted on Nov 27, 2007


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 624 Answers

SOURCE: ipod 30gb

Duplicate posting, see this link for active thread

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

One ear piece doesnt work

Go exchange or just buy some new ones..

Jun 03, 2012 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

1 Answer

No sound from my 30GB ipod in the car and Bose sound dock

It sounds like an issue with the internal motherboard and possibly the audio jack. I'd reccomend taking it into a local apple store to have them fix it or contacting them via their support website here. Also you may want to consider their price quotes vs purchasing a new one when you talk to them.

May 24, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer

Right ear phone of my IPOD 30gb not working properly

If you are sure that the head phones have not malfunctioned at all, I would reset the ipod first. If that does not resolve the issue, you will want to restore the ipod using itunes on your computer. Just in case you are unaware of how to do either a reset or restore, I have included a step by step below.
I would recommend testing the headphone with another working player to ensure that they are in fact working fine. If you have already done this, I apologize for waisted space. :)

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339)
Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.

After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are: Restore Option

1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod. Restore Option

2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available. Restore Option

3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available. Restore Option

4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.

If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.

A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).

Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).

During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

If none of these steps resolve your issue, then you sadly have a hardware issue with the ipod itself.

Apr 28, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Black ipod 30gb will not turn on

I would get a FREE diagnosis done but it sounds like a bad board.

Sep 25, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer

2007 Audi A4 cabriolet / 30GB ipod compatibility

your description goes around and around, what do you actually want to do what is the main problem?

Apr 07, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer

Headphone jack ipod video 30gb

your head phone jack is loose you need to have it re soldered.

Mar 17, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer


Check settings and look for maximum volume, this might have been changed.
otherwise your plug in your ipod is broken or both your headphones and docking station are broken.

Dec 28, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

Ipod 30gb

Duplicate posting, see this link for active thread

Nov 27, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player Logo

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Nagendra Baliga

Level 2 Expert

96 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Apple Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides