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IRiver headphone jack

My iriver works fine aside from the headphones dont seem to connect properly and the sound is poor. I have tried several head phones and it is across the board, its the jack not the phones.
do i need it repaired

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Re: iRiver headphone jack

By the sound of it, I think your headphone jack might be damaged by "tear and wear". In that case, there's little you can do aside getting it serviced. If its warranty is void or expired already, you MIGHT be able to repair it yourself, if you're handy with soldering iron (and, possibly a hot glue gun). However, that would require quite a precision work, patience and vigilance 'cause you could easily damage other electrical components, either by physical means or by burning them out with excess heat... if you're willing to risk it, that is.

To sum it up: you do need to service it.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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