Old 06-17-2012, 12:20 PM
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I have a Clip+ and was wondering if plugging the earbuds in when I use it and taking them out when I store them will wear out the 3.5 jack over the long run. I have a case that came with a pair of MeElectronics that the Clip+ fits in perfectly but I use a set of Jbuds J2 and they have a straight plug and have to bend the wire to make it fit so I unplug them. I use my clip+ everyday at work.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:28 PM
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As long as you're gentle when inserting/removing the plug, I think it will be fine. It's side-to-side tension on the plug that can cause it to fail, I think.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:50 PM
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You always want to remove the plug from the jack when you store it, if you don't then you will short out the cable on your headphones near the plug.

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:37 PM
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No matter how gentle or care you take, everything wares out over time. That said, I still have my original Clip v1 headphone jack working fine but it does feel loser than the day I got it. If I’m going to use my gear several times during a day, I leave mine connected but do disconnect before storing at the end of day. I keep my IEMs in their own case and in each case I keep a pack of desiccant. Also I regularly clean my tips, IEMs and monitors like this.

Edit: BTW according to wiki, the Sansa Clip v1 was released on October 9, 2007, so I have 2 that are around 4 years old

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Old 06-17-2012, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for all the great tips!!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:16 PM
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After many years (is it 5+ now? wow--how time flies, much too quickly!), I don't have any issue with my original Clip and its headphone jack, still in use.
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