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Headphone Jack I read through the solutions to a loose headphone jack (ie soldering it back onto the PCB or cleaning it with contact cleaners/rubbing alcohol) and most of the people mention that their mp4 is past warranty. Mine is still in warranty, but it seems that the sound coming from the headphones is distorted whilst the speakers are fine, i'm wondering if this would still be covered by warranty? P.S - I am sure that the headphones are not the problem, i've tried with 3 different pairs.

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Thanks James for your post I'm in Melbourne & I am now on my 3rd X20 all have had the same problem including this current ( 3rd ) one each time i've returned it it has been replaced with a brand new one looks like i'm CR Kennedy tomorrow to see what they've got to say about the problem happened yet again.

Tim

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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I have now had 2 of these units with the same issue.

I returned the first unit to the place of purchase and demanded a new one (buggered if I wanted to have a repaired unit after only owning it for a couple of weeks).

The second unit developed the same problem so it got returned as well. This time I rang the iRiver supplier and asked for a new one to be returned to the orginal place of purchase so I could swap it for a different brand.

I'm still having trouble finding a similar player that has the A-B repeat feature. Now I'm wondering if its 3 times a charm.

You should send yours back asap and ring the supplier as well.

Good luck.

James

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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Poor contact with ear bud jack. Can this be fixed?


You can try to clean the headphone jack with rubbing alcohol. Use a q-tip. Just moisten q-tip as you don't want lots of liquid running into your device though the alcohol will dry quickly.

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Well Aiwa stereos are very hard to open and designs to break when opening, however some models can be opening without too much issue.

So before you try to open the item, try these if you have some switch cleaner or alcohol tape head cleaner - put a little drop onto the headphone jack and insert and move around the socket just incase there is dirt on the contacts inside, also clean the tape head too just incase of the same,

if not then its an open up, sometime the solders come loose, so with a soldering iron just warm the solders up a little this may fix it.

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Headphone speakers stop functioning properly when the wireconnections to the speaker are broken. This problem often develops when theheadphone cord gets jerked while being worn. The solder connection might alsodetach over time if it was not properly manufactured. The wire can bereconnected to the speaker with a soldering iron to repair the headphone. Beaware, though, that headphones are not designed to be user maintained in thisfashion. In some cases, it is difficult to get to the speaker due to the casingdesign.
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6 Touch the end of the wire tothe solder on the metal tab attached to the speaker.
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This happens when the headphone jack gets rust on its surface or it is loose.

Clean the jack using a tissue paper on matchstick (or a similar thin object). Be gentle or you may destroy it!

If cleaning did not help you may need to replace the jack. Contact for repairs or if you have experience in soldering, you can purchase a replacement jack online (search ebay) and solder it in.

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remove the battery from the unit, if it is removable
grab some contact cleaner/rejuvinator and lightly coat a headphone plug with it, insert it into the headphone jack on the mp3 player and rotate it a few times, repeat 4-5 times.. then let everything dry for 5-10 minutes, pop battery back in and try it. if you don't have contact cleaner/rejuvinator, you can also use 70% or greater rubbing alcohol.

second thing:
if the first didn't work, you can remove the batteries, disassemble the unit, and replace the headphone jack itself. if you do not have experience with de-soldering, soldering, and potentially smd soldering techniques, i don't recommend this option. you may be able to get a local general electronics repair shop (tv/stereo) to replace the part for you for a nominal fee.

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