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I just bought an Archos 404 on Ebay and the headphone jack is not working properly! The sound only comes out of one side. I can get it to play out of both ears but its takes alot of jiggling and pulling it out half way and ... I opened it and saw that the jack was just loose in there. I soldered 2 of the four little tabs on it and it is better but still just out of one ear! Should i be replacing the jack or is there a fix?

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  • chartpack Feb 14, 2008

    Thanx, i took my archos appart, took the jack off and saw there were little copper tabs that fell out of place, I re-soldered all 6 tabs and it sounds amazing! Thanx for all your help!!

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Your jack is not making contact properly, so I suggest you replace the plug on your player since there is wear and tear at that connection and it is probably distorted to the  where you need to replace it.
Also, when you have it apart, you should check the sire conections of the wires that go to the circuit board.
Do not apply very much heat though if you do any soldering on a circuit board. Contact the solder iron no more than 3 seconds per solder joint.
Arcos has a website and a store locator.

http://www.archos.com

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I would suggest that before you change the jack have a very close look to the traces where you applied solder. If the traces or conductors have a good electrical connection with the jack, than it may be time to replace it.
See if you can adjust the little tabs while you listen to the headphones.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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I would replace the jack cause this is a pretty bad problem ill look more into it first

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Well it is really hard to find the part other than seeing if you can find another one on ebay for parts. That is what I would do and pull the headphone jack out if that one and use it. But no one has that part only Company that manufacturs it

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