Question about Insignia Kix MP3 Player

1 Answer

Loss of stereo mode

When I plug in the earbuds half way, both earbuds work. When I push the plug in all the way, I lose one side. Soldering may not be the problem because it works initially......HELP! please and thank you.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers

First I would try a different set of headphones/earbuds to make sure they're working properly.

If all the headphones you try have the same issue, the headphone jack is damaged. Bring it back to Best Buy. The contacts are too small to fix and are connecting incorrectly.

Posted on May 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Splicing to sets of earbuds


You can buy a 3.5mm stereo plug very cheaply. Metal or plastic:


26237294-vb4cs1hyt2zjvcg5ztrnry4j-2-0.png

Jul 13, 2016 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

My tzumi wireless Bluetooth earbuds didn't come with instructions


You could ask direct. Link at the bottom. Normally, you just switch them on and then set your phone to search and then when found you click on it and then PAIR. If it asks for a code the default is 0000 (4 x zeros)

BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: Pair effortlessly to iPhone, Android, Smartphones, tablets and all Bluetooth enabled devices. Move freely with wireless listening
  • POWERFUL AUDIOPHILE TUNED AUDIO: Drivers professionally tuned by our sonic engineers driver crisp wide range natural sound quality with powerful bass.
  • HIGH DEFINITION MICROPHONE WITH REMOTE MUSIC CONTROL: Answer incoming phone calls with the push of a button. Clear natural sound on both ends of a call. Control your players Power, Play, Pause, Stop, Volume Up and Down, Previous and Next Track. Features are compatible with today's popular phones
  • WORKOUT AND SPORTS READY: Secure In-Ear Fit make these Pro EarBuds Perfect for the gym. The headphones come with three sizes of earbuds Small, Medium and Large.
  • QUICK RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH 7 HOURS OF PLAY TIME: Connect the micro USB plug to micro USB port and connect USB Plug with power supply, average charge time 1 hour. Micro USB. USB cable included.
  • V

    Video instructions

  • TZUMI Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Unboxing - YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekzbkw33SF8
    • BY JEREMYTALKS TECH
    • 2 MIN
    • 21K VIEWS
    2015-08-03 · Today I bought TZUMI Wireless Stereo Earbuds Sports Series since we are moving in the age of technology where wired earbuds are ...
  • Tzumi wireless stereo Earbuds review - YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvljuqYXEp0
    • BY JET2595
    • 8 MIN
    • 15K VIEWS
    2015-09-13 · Tzumi wireless stereo Earbuds unboxing - Duration: 10:49. ... Tzumi Bluetooth Wireless Stereo ProBuds Sports Earbuds Review - Duration: ...


  • Support Tzumi

    May 02, 2016 | Radio Communications

    3 Answers

    Left earbud has no sound


    I had this problem with 2 of my HBS 700s. The speaker in the earbud goes bad and needs to be replaced. If it is still under waranty you can send it in to be replaced (trying a home repair will probably void your waranty so try this at your own risk). If it is out of waranty and you have experience with a soldering iron, the earbuds can be replaced with a plain set that look similar to the originals from your local store (Wallgreens has a good selection for like $10). I am a novice at these things but the solution was pretty easy and has worked for both of my earbuds. I actually improved the quality of sound by installing better earbuds.

    3d9a9467-2679-44c4-ba93-679ba93f6b9d.jpgYou will need:
    - 1 small soldering iron
    - one set of new wired earbuds (no volume control or mic... just plain earbuds)
    - jewlers phillips head screwdriver
    - one small flat screwdriver or thin flat edge to pry the cover off.
    - one needle or thumbtack
    Directions are the same for both sides. I suggest doing one side at a time and repeating the steps for the other side.
    Directions:
    - TURN OFF HBS 700
    - locate the rubber plug on the bottom of the case (one on each side above the L and R symbols) and remove the plug with a needle.
    - remove the screw located under the plug
    d49d0cf9-a723-46a8-9565-47c904450fdf.jpg
    - use a jewelers flathead screwdriver or thin flat edge to pry the case appart. The best method is to gently pry the bottom of the case outward then push in and up on the top part of the case starting at the back of the plastic case (where the earbud wire comes out) and working your way forward.
    5ebd207b-e704-43ba-b2c1-4c0bb3656563.jpg
    - remove the earbud cup and set aside. (if working on left side, also remove the charger door.)
    - the circut board is held in place by plastic arms on the sides. Gently pry the circut board away from the case and lift up where the arms are holding it in place.
    4865fbac-05ba-4dcd-bd70-b4bb366d79c7.jpg
    - once case is removed from circut board, you will see where the earbud soldered to the board.

    NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...
    -cut your replacement earbuds to length and expose about 1/4" of the two wires inside (usually one gold and one colored or one solid color and one multi colored).
    -The two wires are coated to prevent them from shorting out while touching. Add solder to your soldering iron so there is a good drop hanging from the tip. Insert one wire at a time into the drop of solder (about 1/32" will do) and hold it there for a few seconds. This will melt the coating and allow the solder to stick to the wire.
    BE CAREFUL NOT TO SOLDER TOO MUCH OF THE WIRE OR IT WILL TOUCH THE OTHER AND SHORT OUT! ONLY A LITTLE ON THE TIP OF THE WIRE WILL DO.
    -carefully use the soldering iron to remove the old earbuds from the circut board. A small soldering iron with a sharp tip works much better than the standard size at this. The soldering points for +/- are VERY close together so becareful not to melt them together.
    -solder the new earbuds in place of the old ones. + to + and - to -.
    -tie a knot in the earbud wire close to the circut board so it does not pull free from the case when closed.

    -at this point in my repair, I turned the HBS 700 on to listen for the startup tone to make sure the earbud was connected properly. I DO NOT RECOMMEND TURNING IT ON OR TOUCHING COMPONENTS WHILE IT IS ON. IF YOU WISH TO CHECK IT AT THIS POINT LIKE I DID, DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALSO, MAKE SURE NOT TO HOLD THE CIRCUT BOARD OR TOUCH IT WHILE IT IS ON AND TURN IT OFF BEFORE CONTINUING.

    NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER.
    -reinsert the circut board to the top cover in reverse of how you took it out. Do not force it and make sure all the plastic arms clip over the circut board securely. Make sure to press the buttons to see if the are seated right.
    -replace the earbud cup, battery door and power switch if it fell off.
    -attach the bottom cover making sure to leave the knot on the inside of the cover. The cover should snap on easily.
    -Re-insert the screw and plug.
    DONE!

    If you wish your new earbuds to attach magnettically to the cup, you will need to break open the old earbuds and remove the magnets from inside. Then glue them to the outside of the new earbuds or drill a hole for them to sit in and glue them in. Be careful tho because drilling holes too deep in the new earbuds could damage the wires inside (I found that out the hard way)
    3dd35676-1c86-449a-9cea-c6cfe284e270.jpg

    I hope this solution was helpful

    Oct 17, 2013 | LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Headset

    1 Answer

    I have two EMatic 2gb MP3's for my children for from this past Christmas. In the beginning of March both of them you can only hear on one side of any earbuds/headphones. Any ideas to help? EMatic is no...


    both inoperative on one side? Same side inoperative? Did you try other, known-working headsets/earbuds? Try using the failed earbuds in something entirely different that is stereo and make sure they are working properly. A stereo plug will accept a pin with three partitions on it (left, right and ground).
    A mono earplug will only have 2 partitions on it (speaker + and ground).

    Also, make sure the MP3 player is switched to "Stereo" and not "Mono". Should they both continue to not work and the same side is effected, I'd say it is more of an internal circuit problem and since both have failed, I'd say it is a chipset/manufacturing error which you will never uncover.

    Apr 12, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

    1 Answer

    My apple ipod, 8gb, 4th gen. has an audio jack issue. The earbud cord was yanked from the ipod while moving and since that time, the sound will only come out of the left side of any WORKING earbuds I try....


    Hi jodisully,

    sorry for my previous confusion, you can change the audio jack easily, purchase the audio jack from the below link -

    http://www.kingipod.com/4g-ipod-parts.html

    Please follow the below link to know how to replace them -

    http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/4thgen/4gheadphonereplacement.html


    (jack cost is around 5 usd only, and there are complete help regrading replacement)
    Please post comments for more information.........
    Good luck!!

    Thanks

    Jan 06, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

    1 Answer

    The left earbud of my Bose in-ear headphones doesn't have sound


    You probably need to replace the stereo plug on the end that goes into the jack. Most of them are molded on unfortunately but it can be done with a new jack and some soldering skills. There have been lots of people with the same problem on this site so there are already some good explanations of how to do this on here.

    Aug 28, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

    12 Answers

    Skullcandy earbuds one earbud not working


    It is likely that your right stereo channel has either been severed somehow or there is a severe short in one of the cables. What you can try to do to test this theory is first turn on your music. Then wiggle the cable at the very base of the right earbud. If nothing happens wiggle the cord right where it connects to the stereo jack. If still nothing happens run your fingers along the right earbud audio cable bending and twisting it. If at any point you hear music again then you likely have a short. If it is near the earbud then it is going to be difficult to fix since these earbudfs have a large gauard. If the short is at the stereo jack then the fix is simple. A standard 1/8" stereo jack can be purchased from any electronics or audio store. You can then fairly easily seperate teh old stereo jack and solder this new one in place. Search the internet for tutorials on how to do this if need be. Even if you do not get any kind of sound when wiggling it at the base of the jack this is the most likely culprit since this is where most of the stress on the headphones occur. Be wary though, if you do attempt a stereo jack repair you will void whatever kind of warranty your earbuds may have so check before you try. But, in teh end you may end up saving a 60-100 dollar set of earbuds for 5-8 dollars. Hope this helped.

    Aug 13, 2008 | Skull Candy LINK Earbuds Consumer...

    2 Answers

    30gb ipod


    More than likely the ear bud or the wiring is damaged. Try set from a friend that you know works for confirmation.

    Nov 27, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Insignia Kix MP3 Player Logo

    Related Topics:

    49 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Insignia Audio Players & Recorders Experts

    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan

    Level 3 Expert

    27725 Answers

    tk007

    Level 1 Expert

    23 Answers

    The Knight
    The Knight

    Level 3 Expert

    72271 Answers

    Are you an Insignia Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...