I can only hear out of one ear of my ear phones and sometimes I hear no sound at all
At first I thought there was something wrong with my earphones, so I bought new ones. Then I realized that it was my mp3 player that was the problem when it continued to happen. I would only hear sound coming from one side, then when I held down the end of the earphones into the port I could hear from both sides. But it is not practical to always hold it down. Since I usually have my pocket Dj clipped to my shorts when I'm exercising, when I move into certain positions I can hear all the sound or the sound switches to the other ear. It is frustrating! I've even noticed that you don't hear all the background instruments and stuff when you can only hear out of one side. It's like the monostereo or whatever they used to have in the old days.
I already read one entry that told of a problem similar to mine. Is the only solution to bring it to a local repair shop. Which part exactly could I tell them is broken? Is somewhere like Radio Shack or Best Buy capable of fixing something like this? If not, what kind of repair shop is? I'd appreciate any imput.
Re: I can only hear out of one ear of my ear phones and...
I opened up my mp3 player (2 screws on bottom), slid the computer board out of the case by pushing up towards the top, to find 2 of the 5 soldered earphone connections had come undone (thats why the earphones would work in stereo when you hold the earphone connector pushed to one side). Used my pencil solder iron & resoldered them unsing fresh solder. don't just resolder using no soldering wire, I tried that and they came unconnected again. there were 5 solder points to the earphone connector so check them all. saved a lot of money not buying another mp3 player! easy fix! no more getting irritated when working out!
Re: I can only hear out of one ear of my ear phones and...
I have tried 3 sets of earphone/buds. 2 give me one ear. 1 gives me both ears. Perhaps try different ones. I have suspected for some time that the plugs on the ends of some devices are just a tiny bit bigger or smaller than others. I expect if this is true it would appear to be a loose connection or wire.
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I had the same problem on my phone. Turns out that I had recently used ear phones on the phone. When removing the earphones, a contact in the earphone jack didn't re-seat properly. The phone thought earphones were still installed even though they weren't. By re-inserting and then re-removing the earphones, the contact freed up. The phone works fine now.
Mark, the issue with your phone is with the speaker. This has been confirmed by you when you say the there was sound produced when you used earphones. You have to get your speaker fixed. Get it done at a local repeir store aroud you. But in the meantime you could use the earphones for your calls so you can hear them. But you may still have an issue- hearing your in coming calls- so if you can get a bluetooth headset, that you can hang around your ears, you would hear the calls coming in. I hope that was helpful to you. Have a lovely day.
Try the following:
Press -> * <- <- * <- *("->" is a right arrow key on your joystick)You can test your earphone from this menu, scroll down and click "earphone" and try changing volume. If you hear nothing, than your earphone is dead and it needs to be replaced.
what happens is inside the cord where you have your ear phones connecting to your ipod, there is a thin wire that can easily brake. it happens if u for example, rap your ear phones around your ipod. if your rap the chords to tight, the wire can break. it can even brake when you move the cord too much. such as spinning it, shaking it and such. the wire that breaks connects to one side or both sides of your earphones, which produces the sound. if you can hear only on one side, the cord is damaged and cant be fixed.
i would go and buy new ear phones i perfer skullcandy in-ear earphones because the wire is secrurly wrapped, and doesnt brake easily such as other producers. the skullcandy ear phones are in my mind are much better then other earphones. you actually feel like your in the room or at a live show.
yoiu likely have a sound output selection in you setup menu .. or in some sets they sense the fact that ear phones are plugged in (switch in the ear phone jack) .. and that automatically shuts off the main speakers .. sometimes the ear phone jack gets damaged and the set thinks there is always an earphone plugged in .. if thats the case then the jack would have to be replaced or repaired ... or you could for the time being, run a cable from the ear phone jack to an external amplified speaker (like a computer speaker .. that would get your sound back at least until repairs can be made ..
It is very likely that the problem is in your MP3 player and not your ear phones. If it is still under guarentee, then take it back to where you bought it. If not it may be that the earphone jack plug is faulty? It is a trade off between the cost of repair against the cost of a new one. These things are often glued together so opening it could break it anyway - sorry
sometimes the phone thinks there are earphones plugged in
try plugging earphones in then unplugging again
also try volume up and down and it will display earphone on screen
keep plugging in and out until it does not say earphone on volume
if that doesnt work restart phone
simple solution,open your mobile cover and clean your earphone socket and make the two bruss colour pin which connect your earphone with circuit little high so that it connect both the part each other,