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Headphone jack Is there a way to fix a loose head phone jack on your own? When I the connection earphone piece moves I lose sound and have to push the jack back to one side to get back full sound. I don't have a warranty as I bought it from creative refurbished and they only have a 30 day warranty for that and its way past expired. They are charging 90 dollars to fix it if I send it to them. I might as well buy a whole new MP3 player for 50 bucks more. Are there any other authorized repair dealers I can search for? Where can I look? I live near the washington DC area and live in zip 22201. If nothing in the area, i'd send it out for repair if I can find someone to fix for less. Furthermore after doing some searches, it seems this is a common problem with the zen micro but also amongst many mp3 and other audio players so should be simple to fix, not worth 90 dollars. Please help. ARRRGGGHHH me too!! my sony NWA1000 earphone jack has gone too, and sony want me to pay more than what i paid for the item just to look at it!!! i cant even copy the thousands of songs i have on it on to my computer (sony protected) and i deleted most of the origionals off my P.C to free up the space any suggestions ?! all i want is my music back :o( sad betty

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    same prob with the ipod video 30 gb purchased in late '06

    static sound that is fixed when i jiggle the headphone plug going into the audio jack.

    cleaning it out with cotton and alcohol helped a bit, but i *think* i bent the inner "prongs" from using it with non-stock headphones that caused a little too much pressure to the sidewalls of the jack

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have the Sansa e280, refurb'd as well. Warranty ended about a month ago, and at first I had to angle the headphone jack to hear. Now it won't play at all.

    BUT I did find a post by someone with the same prob saying if you slip a piece of cardboard (about the thinkness of a cereal box) or a rolled up piece of scotch tape behind the jack (you'll need to take off the back- but be careful, I edned up prying off a small piece of the corner) and it fixes it.

    p.s.- this fix is only for the sansa e200 series.

    I'm still working on mine, but the piece of cardboard at least has me hearing through one earphone again.

    This is pretty frustrating, but I hope this solution might work for ya!

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    how do i get the 50 free songs

  • DeFlux Mar 09, 2008

    I've got this exact same problem with my NW-A608 mp3 player. Its costing £71 to get it fixed for me which is hard to justify for what seems like a simple thing to fix if you've got the know how!

    Any solution to this very much appreciated!

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    Headphone jack needs to be repaired. I have to move to one side to get audio sound. Need to know where I can get this repaired.




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  • johnsmith45 Dec 03, 2008

    1. Make sure that the problem originates with the Ipod. Try alternate
      headphones to determine that the problem is not attributable to the
      headphones themselves. Check to ensure that no lint or foreign material
      has collected in the audio jack.

    2. Take a small screwdriver (or something similar, like a rough credit card or staples) and slowly
      crack open the case. If you open it too fast, you may open up the front
      as well, and you'll have slight difficulty putting it back together) Important note:
      Open it extremely slowly and do not touch the copper wire, as ripping
      out the copper wire will eliminate your hold function as well as
      eliminating all sound from your iPod. (If you accidentally do pull them
      out, it is possible to plug them back into the ports where they belong,
      however this is not an easy task, but it is possible to reconnect them
      if you have the right tools.)

    3. Remove the glue strings if necessary. When you first open the iPod,
      you'll notice little clear strings. This is actually glue. It is safe
      to move these out of the way.

    4. Use something small (your screwdriver, pencil, etc.) with the iPod
      case open, and push the little silver box at the top right (the
      headphone jack). First, push it in, then slowly push it to the left and
      to the right until you hear sound.

    5. Apply force slowly once you've found the direction to go. Keep applying force until the jack works without excess pressure.

    6. Close the case and enjoy.



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