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Headphone jack the headphone jack on my 4GB sansa broke after 1 1/2 years or so, I love my device everything works great except now the sound'll only come out one side. has anyone ever opened one of these and soldered the jack? is it fairly straight forward? is there something unusual or even surprising worth paying attention to when opening the device? just thought I'd ask before opening it... thank you!

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  • oiler Mar 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with only one headphone working. How do I get the cover off and what needs to be done.



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Razorbak15, I'd really like to see the video of what you did, but I can't figure out how to reach you. I hope you see this post, and if you do, please email it to me, magda.gizicki@utoronto.ca thanks!

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The Sansas Earphone Jack soldier is very cheap try bending it or placing something extra to hold the jacks connection to the player. when closed its not niticeable, no need for soldiering. Try it. Contact me if you want a video of what i did. hope this works.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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