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Music only goes into one side of my headphones

I have tried multiple headphones, so the problem is not faulty headphones. I'm assuming the problem is located somewhere in the area where I plug in the head phone jack. If I put pressure on the head phone jack, right where it goes into the ipod, I can hear music in both headphones, but when I release the pressure, I can only hear in one side. I called Apple and they told me to restore my ipod and see if that does anything.

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Re: Music only goes into one side of my headphones

You have a bad head phone jack

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If you wrap the headphone around your iPod, after a while, it may bend a pin in the headphone jack, causing no contact to be made, therefor one side of music. You can try to bend it back with a pin, or order a new ******** www.ifixitcom.

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Hi There Mom Smath Thank You For Your Post
By The Sounds Of The Information You Have Supplied Me It Sounds Like You Have A Faulty Wire On Your HeadPhones Jack On Your Ipod Best Resolution Contact Apple With Your Problem And Enquire About The Pricing Range Or Warranty Returns On A Faulty Ipod Through The Head Phone Jack Connection

Hope That Helps But Please Don't Be Afraid To Message If Further Help Needed And A Quick Note If This Was Any Help Please Rate Me :D

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