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Earphone socket on the Cowon iAudio XL5 30 gig.

I wonder if anyone can help me. The earphone socket on my Cowon XL5 is playing up something rotten. The sound switches from one ear then it makes a wierd noise then music I was listening disappears! I have to keep twisting it and then hold the plug up or down or try to keep the lead from moving so I can listen to my music. I know it's not the headphones I'm using coz it's working properly. Is there anywhere I can send to get it repaired or can I do it myself. I've had the Cowon for about 2years and it started to play up about 6 months ago.

Regards, vinyljunky001

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  • redskyfire Sep 26, 2008

    same problem, I can't get sound out of the left channel unless I push the socket connection up or down and it won't stay connected. Bloody annoying.

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Try to send it back to Cowon company, or try to solder the joints, inside the mp3 player most likely it is at the top of the mp3 player, but know what your doing otherwise it can be destroyed, if you don't repair it the right way 

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Hi. I had problem like this, now resolved. My device is iAudio 9+ otherwise it's not matter.
You can find some solutions on the web but... maybe you can not do proper result first or second time. It comes because of some differences for so lot of devices.
I used this method.
How To Recover your Bricked J3 using Tcctool iAudiophile net Forums
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1. Prepare drivers and firmwares. Tcctool and Windows drivers for USB flashmode. Latest FW for your iAudio from Cowon Korea site. Unpack all files/folders into special directory in root of your Hard Drive (c:\COWON for example).
2. Boot your PC in compatibility with non-authorised hardware mode. Press F8 button when PC loading and choose Drivers signature disabled mode.
3. Turn off your iAudio with reset button. Press both M(enu) and VolUp buttons and boot on power. Screen doesn't fire but device standing up in flashmode. Connect USB cable to device, then to PC. On Windows Device Manager you must find new Unknown Device. Install drivers manually from your specific directory.
4. Run on PC new task CMD, e.g. terminal window. Change work directory to your specific, f.e. cd c:\COWON
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5. After flashing your iAudio must be connected to PC immediately as USB flash device. So you must copy all firmware files (named *.bin) to root of your Cowon device memory. Then reboot, your player must updating firmware and working fine. If still no, try use tcctool to boot on once more, then reboot normally. Copying FW files again doesn't required.
Hey you don't give up!

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The four contacts on the earphone socket need to be re-soldered.

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