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Earphone jack doesn't work properly

Only one side of my player works. Someone said to take it apart and fix a connection from the circuit board to the headphone jack. Well, I got off all the screws and got the back cover off but that's it! The circuit board is still covered underneath! Does it pop off or slide out??? Help please. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    when i put in my earphones im listening to a song and then one of them goes out

  • jimberly Dec 08, 2007

    on certain songs, one of the earbuds suddenly goes out. It's always the same songs. If i fast forward the song past the part that makes it go out, it's normal for both earbuds. I don't think it's the file; I think it's the player, because it works fine on the computer.



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If its less than 1 year old, SanDisk will replace it.

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