You could only hear out of one headphone of my daughters e250 sansa player.I opened it up ,couldnt fix it.Couldnt solder jack back in.bought a usb sound adapter and female to female usb adapter.There is a headphone input on the audio adapter(and build in amp)My question is,will she get enough sound out of the adapter thru the sansa?
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The first thing to try is to see if the volume somehow managed to get set on zero.
Secondly try it another pair of headphones . The jack should be a 3.5mm stereo. When you buy the replacement take your player and see it fits. You will need a soldering iron to fit the new jack. Soldering experience is useful here. Mini jacks are fiddly. Replacing the jack is not a guaranteed fix. Remember to put the jack cover on the wire before you start soldering.
I wish you success, there is some satisfaction to not having to buy a new set of headphones but it's always a last resort.
the jack inside the unit either is bad or the solder connections are bad...you can re-solder the jack(if you know how to solder) and see if this fixes it...or else you'll have to replace the jack(which may be avail. through Radio Shack)
the headphone jack inside the unit has 3 attachment solder joints the botton right connection point breaks free of the board. the way to fix it is to get a small phlips screw driver remove the 4 black screws on the back of the unit remove the metal back, then remove 4 silver screws on the outer edges inside the unit & remove the board from the front cover & with a soldering iron with a very small tip resolder the loose connector to the board be carefull not to over heat the board or plastic jack & just put the unit back together.
i had the same problem, the headphone jack on the sansa is loose. I opened it all up, and saw that one of the connections on the headphone jack was loose. you can sauter it and it should work clearly again.
The jack in the e250s is not made of adamantium, so it can actually go bad; however, if you try different headphones and thus determine that either: - All the headphones simultaneously went bad in one side - Your left ear has issues - The Sansa is only cranking out one channel; and -the jack feels a little off, or -perfectly good mp3s are being played off-balance; AND the balance has not been misconfigured in Settings.
...well then, the plot's moving forward and you can get your ear fixed, or stop the cat from killing your headphones, or re-load Sansa or Rockbox.org firmware, or fix the Settings, or see to the appropriate repair to the jack (depending on your warrantee status and skill with soldering irons and ordering off Jameco.com etc.)
I had to take mine apart and re-solder the headphone jack. It was amazingly easy, but if you don't do electronics repairs, I would suggest getting help. Everything is very tiny!
This type of head phone jack is modular and soldered directly to the tiny internal circuit board. It is poorly anchored by the outside of the case where you plug into it, so most of the stress of pluggin and unplugging the headphones is put directly on the three tiny little solder joints. This causes one (or more) of them to break eventually. Mine lasted only about two months. And, I was carefull very gentle with it!
This will cause one side or the other, or both speakers to lose their signal so that only one side works or worse, niether side works anymore.
Consequently, I don't unplug mine anymore. If it breaks again, I may try to fix it. It only takes a few minutes. But, I'm hoping I don't ever get to that point.
i had the same exact problem with mine. Reading around it seems to be a common problem with the Sansa line.
I opened mine up and found that one of the solder points that holds the ear phone jack to the main board had come loose. I soldered it back and it works like a charm. Pretty easy too.
If you have a soldering iron, just open it up and resolder the solder point that has broken off. You can read instructions for disassembly here:
When you have it apart, looking at it from the side, with the jack to the right, the broken point should be the rear (closest to the circuitry) point. You will see a very small, not sure what to call it, chip on the board you have to solder a connection to. here is a diagram:
Hope this helps.