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Headphone jack failure

How can I get a few headphone jacks for the X20? I can install them and I know the original has it's days numbered.

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  • PVC101 Jun 01, 2008

    My headphone Jack on the X20 has already failed. I re soldered the contacts. But it was no use. I figured it is very tarnished, and the contacts have lost their springiness. I too, need a replacement jack. The problem is, there are four contact leads on it, since the jack also serves as a switch for the speakers. I have yet to try Allied Elec. for a jack, but no luck yet.

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Normal repair shop can't fix it
iRiver will not send you the headphone jacks, although you can purchase a broken iRiver on Ebay and obtain jacks for this purpose - be careful - you are risking other damage to player
You must get the entire player replaced
Sorry, but this is true of nearly all Mp3 manufacturers.
This is the only answer I can give you, because it is the only truthful answer.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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