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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.

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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

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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Why i have to wiggle the headphone jack to get sound


Two possibilities:
1) either the earbud plug has a loose connection, or
2) a soldier joint in the player itself is cracked.

Have you tried different earbuds? If that fixes the problem, then yea!

If new earbuds don't fix the problem, the it's likely a cracked soldier joint. Cracked joints are easy to repair, IF you have the right soldiering iron and are a careful working who enjoys learning new skills.

Good luck.

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If it's all music on the mp3 player,then try a different pair of headphones. If still no sound, try partially unplugging, plugging in the headphones and try wiggling the connector .If there is still no sound, then try erasing all the songs on it and restore the device. If that doesn't help, then it's probably time to replace the mp3 player since the headphone jack is damaged.

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No sound, worked fine for 9 -10 months.


could be that your headphone jack has gone out most likely this is whats wrong try diffrent headphones and wiggle it around in there and see if it helps

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How do I fix a bad connection with the headphone jack on my ipod touch? When plugged in, the music is static-y. It is definitely the headphone jack that is the problem.


Hi, this seems to happen on a lot of mp3 players , usually when you wiggle the headphone in the jack the sound cuts in and out, its the result of the headphone jack bending the metal contact inside the player or can be due to a build up of dirt/ grime in the socket.The problem generally gets worse as time goes on
if you have tried it with different headphones still get the problem and its still under warranty I would get on the apple site or down to you local apple centre and try and get a replacement.
Sometimes a spray of deoxit (plastic conductive lubricant /cleaner)
in the socket does the trick , but I would strongly reccomend trying to get a replacemnt

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ok well i am thinking that if you wiggle around the headphone jack you might get it. i believe you have a few loose solders and i hope that we have found the problem, i have a samsung yp-p2 and the headphone jack is loose and the lyrics will fade out basically and become unclear, so your headphone jack is probably loose.

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When i put my headphones into the mp3 the left side does not work


THE HEADPHONE JACK INSIDE YOUR PLAYER IS BENT AND NEEDS TO BE SENT OUT TO FIX! IF NO WARRENTY BUY A NEW ONE ,IT WILL COST AS MUCH TO FIX!

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Common to all mp3 players - there are a few videos on YouTube purporting to show you how to fix the headphone jacks, but they usually don't work. Replace the mp3 player is the only solution.

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MP3 PLAYERS ARE MADE CHEAPLY!


I have one that had the same problem. I solder the jack back on but noticed that the solder pad came off the circuit board. Look at the circuit board and find the component where the connection from the solder pad leads. Using a piece of wire you should be able make a new connection. even after Soldering the jack back on, check to see if the pads inside the jack are bulging out enough to connect to the headphones. The constant wear and tear from rocking the headphone jack back and forth is what causes it to "brake". Could happen when its on your pocket.

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Headphone jack problem


Most likely the solder points inside the unit where the headphone jack attaches to the system board have come undone. If you know how to solder, you could open the unit and fix it. If that is not an option, you could resort to using the other headphone jack instead assuming it is not damaged as well.

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