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Old 10-08-2010, 02:29 PM
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Default Left Headphone isn't working on any headphones on Clip+

The sound goes in and out. The problem seems to be the jack as I tried two other headphones and had the same problem. On an older Sansa it didn't have the problem. This started about a week ago and exchanged headphones but has the same problem with the left headphone.

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:36 PM
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The sound goes in and out. The problem seems to be the jack as I tried two other headphones and had the same problem. On an older Sansa it didn't have the problem. This started about a week ago and exchanged headphones but has the same problem with the left headphone.

Any suggestions.
The jack on the Clip+ can be very stiff (or whatever the proper word is). Make sure that you have the headphones pushed ALL the way in.

Although I just tried playing with it on my Clip+, and was able to make it happen.

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:03 PM
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Yeah I know. When I first purchased it I remember having to push it in. I have had it now for about 7 month and this problem has developed just recently. First thought it was the headphones but it seems to be the jack in the clip+.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:09 PM
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Probably a broken connector. If its 7 months old i'd send it back.

Alternatively you can probably resolder it if you're handy with that kind of thing.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:25 AM
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If the problem with yours is the same as mine it's a loose soldering joint, the left post must be loose. The clip doesn't hold headphones very well because of how the unit is shaped, it slants towards the back of the player where as most players have a perfectly round hole that doesn't allow the phones to jiggle. That flaw in design is what loosens the left post of the headphone jack assembly inside, i soldered mine and it's back to normal but i would suggest RMA, i simply lost my receipt so that was not an option.



I had to re-solder where the arrow is pointing.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:30 PM
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Wow, nice job Adubb...so precise. COngrats!
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It's just reheating the original solder to make it merge with the post again really.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:03 PM
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Thanks. I bought mine at Radio Shack and bought the 1 year plan so returned it for another one. I was thinking that as well when you stick headphones in one side it sticks out a little as it isn't perfectly square and was wondering if this may have to do with the jack being more fragile and I guess it does. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:23 AM
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If you're not a pro with the soldering iron I used a much simpler method to fix the jack on a E5 amp. Just put a square of paper folded so that it covers the whole jack chamber.
When you put the housing back on it will put pressure on the contacts and it should work again.
Mt E5 has been working flawlessly ever since. you just have to get the right thickness of folded paper.
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If you're lazy like me, you can just use a rubber band to force the jack plug into the socket (J-type plug ony). Works like a charm.
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