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The headphones only work when I wiggle the jack in the player.

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  • SaritaJAY Nov 16, 2008

    The sound is screwed down slooooow and quiet until I pull and hold the headphone jack to the left. This isn't the first problem: The play button doesn't work half the time so I browse in order to gat hte music started.

  • edgrassroots Dec 28, 2008

    aside from getting better headphones, what might be the solution

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I too had that problem and when I took it in to be repaired, I was told that the unit was out of warranty. So I fixed it myself. This is what I did:
1. Removed the back and the battery
2. Removed the the top cap that holds everything in place.
3. Removed the on/off/lock buttom
4. Removed the two small screws from the top
5. Removed the unit from the case. This was a little tricky and took some finagling.
6. Once removed you see the circuits. I removed the part with the jack which had a metal covering.
7. Removed the metal covering which had two small screws.
8. The connectors in the jack I scrapped with my tiny screwdriver and I pushed them in more to make a tighter connection when the headset goes in.
9. I put everything back together and voila! The chit is working like new.

If you're not brave enough to do this yourself, ask a friend who is tech savy and a do it yourselfer.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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I have a ZVUE Spirit MP3 that has speakers but when i hook in headphones it only comes out of the right earphone and still out of the speakers. does anyone on here know anything to help?

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The Sansa's are notorious for the headphone jacks failing.

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Try getting better headphones

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: small headphone jack on crap headphones from Brookstone.

i used a cellphone adopter when my headphones broke.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: HEADPHONE JACK DOES NOT WORK

what kind of headphones do you have??? some Mp3s cannot supply enough power to those big headphones out of the market right now... try to use a earbud or earphone first and if they are not working it means that the jack is defective

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