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Only hear out of one side of headphones with sansa player - tried 5 pairs...

When I plug in my headphones to my sansa I can only hear out of one side of the headphones. It just all of sudden stopped playing on one side. I've bought at least 5 different pairs of headphones and it's the same problem. Can you tell me what's wrong with it, how and where to fix it and the cost if any?

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  • stevwood Mar 25, 2008

    I am also having the same issue with this product with audio in one channel. I believe it is with the jack on the unit but have not spent any time troubleshooting this issue.

  • hezsadie Mar 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with my C240. I tried several pairs of earphones and nothing changes it.

  • meya Apr 15, 2008

    i can only hear sound from one of the head phones...but it usually works if you push it in half way then hold it there...then when u leave it it goes out head phones don't solve the problem... :(

  • JenNeedsAFix May 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. one user reported that it was the headphones but it clearly isn't if we all have the same problem and we have tried different sources. I hope someone posts a good fix for this soon!

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    yes i have the exact same problem

  • buggiewa Jan 19, 2009

    I just got my mp3 player and plugged in the ear phones that came with the product and am only able to hear out of one ear, go figure. Then bought three pairs of new earphones all diff. brands in the course of a week and all short out or something cause I can use them with other items and can hear out of both ears, then I plug the earphones in my mp3 player and one shorts out and I can't hear out of the one side no matter what I plug it into after it has been plugged into my MP3 player. This makes absolutely no sense at all, I'll be contacting the manufacturer. Gesh* Good Luck out there~

  • rifleman1134 May 11, 2010

    buy new headphones, they short out all the time


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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.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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Its the sansa the head phones have to channels inside and one of them i might be broken have a look inside where the headphones go in there are 2 metal tabs if one of them are broken go take it back

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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