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RCA OPAL M4002A headphone jack problems

When I plug my headphones in I can hear the music but its just the music and not the words!!If I push the headphone plug in piece to the front or bac it plays fine, so I know its a problem with the jack.How can I get it fixed?

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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    my earphone jack got shreeded

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    in order to hear out of both headphones
    i have to pull it out a little
    if i put it in all the way only one works


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SOURCE: Headphone jack

I had to take mine apart and re-solder the headphone jack. It was amazingly easy, but if you don't do electronics repairs, I would suggest getting help. Everything is very tiny! This type of head phone jack is modular and soldered directly to the tiny internal circuit board. It is poorly anchored by the outside of the case where you plug into it, so most of the stress of pluggin and unplugging the headphones is put directly on the three tiny little solder joints. This causes one (or more) of them to break eventually. Mine lasted only about two months. And, I was carefull very gentle with it! This will cause one side or the other, or both speakers to lose their signal so that only one side works or worse, niether side works anymore. Consequently, I don't unplug mine anymore. If it breaks again, I may try to fix it. It only takes a few minutes. But, I'm hoping I don't ever get to that point.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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SOURCE: RCA OPAL M4002A Video Problem

You need the specific video converter software from RCA that comes on the CD included with the Opal.  If you don't have that, post here and I'll try to upload the image somewhere as an .iso file.  This is necessary to get the video into the final format the Opal can use.  As far as I know, other video convertors won't format the file properly.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: How to open up a Sansa C140?

I too had a problem with the headphone jack. It took me a while, and a few scratches on my Sansa C140 case, but I FINALLY figured out how to seperate the case.
1) POP the black top (with the buttons and display cover) off. Get under the edge and pry, working your way around. It's just snapped on.
2) With that cover off, you will see four (4) screws, one on each corner. Remove these. The BOTTOM will now come off (may require a little wiggling to slip the battery terminals out of their grooves).
3) You should now be left with the main board contained within the middle of the plastic case. Removing the board is a CHALLENGE as it is held (not tightly) by a couple of tabs, as well as the headphone jack and the connection port.

Be careful when working to get the board free. I ended up popping two of the solder-tabs off the board for the headphone jack when "prying" the board out of the case. Luckily I was able to fix it when re-soldering the jack to the board. And one of these may have already bad (requiring the repair in the first place).

Reverse the steps to put it back together, again being careful when re-inserting the board back into the casing.

Good luck. Hope this answer still find you in time...

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

SOURCE: keys locked on a M4002A RCA opal

it worked for me! thanks big time!

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: what song service supports rca opal m4002a mp3 player. napster doesn't work?

Not iTunes. Not Napster.
You could try Rhapsody's MP3 ONLY service - new!
Limewire works, but make sure you anti-virus program is up-to-date.

The key is to use Mp3 format only, and most music services have switched to WMA format.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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I cant hear my music


it's usually the first contact (ground) of the headphone jack module that loses it's elasticity and does no longer touch the headphone plug properly. you can try to pull it back inward from the outside using a dentist tool or a sewing needle. if that fails you have to open the ipod touch and push the contact inward or replace the jack module.

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I had the same problem. my m4002a wouldn't charge or anything. So I decided to take it apart to see what I could see. There are four solder points on the headphone/charge jack that are soldered to the ic main board. Two of my solder points were cracked, so I just melted the solder and bingo it works fine now. I added a bit of highstrength hot glue to the port so it wouldn't move anymore. That seems to have done the trick. I am guessing by maneuvering your headphone jack you are actually causing the solder points to make contact with the ic board. Of course you may not have the exact problem I had but it could be worth a shot.

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same thing happened to me. your probably not plugging the headphones in all the way.

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What song service supports rca opal m4002a mp3 player. napster doesn't work?


Not iTunes. Not Napster.
You could try Rhapsody's MP3 ONLY service - new!
Limewire works, but make sure you anti-virus program is up-to-date.

The key is to use Mp3 format only, and most music services have switched to WMA format.

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My rca m4002a


Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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My son had a similar issue with his. It turned out that he had damaged the headphone/charger/download/upload jack. There was no way to easily fix it, but we were able to return it to Wal-mart for another one. Why they decided to use this jack for so many different functions, I have yet to figure out. It's really a poor design for an otherwise nice mp3 player. If you can't take it back where you bought it, you are pretty much out of luck, unless you're handy enough to take the player apart and replace the jack. Sorry.

Apr 24, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Music only goes into one side of my headphones


you have a bad head phone jack
http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/video/videoheadphonereplacement.html

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Headphone prob


hmm...alright then.
1. Check the volume (but I expect you've probably done this)
2. Instead of putting mp4 or m4a on the computer try to put mp3 or wma on the player
3. Does the USB work too? The usb is also out of the headphone jack. If there's problems with that, then there's problems with the jack
4. Have you been pulling hard on the USB to take it out of the jack? If so the headphone jack part of the jack may have gotten a bit loose.
5. Call RCA. Chances are the person you get is from India. Talk slowly and tell them your problem.

Dec 13, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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The bad news is that your headphone jack is most likely shot. The soldered connections inside are most likely broken. This is not repairable generally, at least not for a cost that would be reasonable. Music will play through your computer because it can be read off your player through the USB connection. Use it as a data storage drive and buy a new one, or a used one. I've seen used T30s on Amazon for around $30 to $40.

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