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kalaniwavo

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ok, I have a Creative Zen micro and love it. Problem is when I plug in the headphones the sound cuts in and out. Its definantly not the headphones (have tried a few pairs) Its like the socket connection is not tight anymore.

The player works perfectly and I do not want to spend another $200 for a simple problem.

Anyone have any ideas, easy fixes for this? Any info would be greatly appreciated

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fleamailman

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Before I suggest anything, does it work if you slightly push the headphone socket to one side or further in or out? - meaning do you feel that it is the secket itself or the lead cable inside the socket(from the socket to the chip inside) that is causing the problem. Is it still under warrenty? Have you tried the site for Known problems?

Edited by fleamailman, 23 August 2006 - 09:51 PM.

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kalaniwavo

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It only cuts in and out when I wiggle the headphone wire from side to side. I can shake the player and it sounds fine.. so it sounds like the connection to the plug. what do you think?

its not under warranty anymore.. I have had it for almost 2 years. and I will check for known defects. hopefully I can work something out. I would hate to trash this player for something so simple.

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Will sticky tape force the wire to remain in contact, but to be honest I have a bad feeling about this. And this is why I always recommend not buying a great mp3 player, too much personel movement, wires get pulled, etc..
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maybe, but I doubt it... and yeah.. I have a bad feeling about it too... bummer..
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You should be able to take it apart and use a glue or epoxy even solder(not reccomending that as much though it requires a little skill to use effectivley) to secure the errant connection, i would probably try and epoxy putty myself for something thats going to be moved alot.

If you can safely take i apart and gain access enough to use these to secure the connection it should fix it, however its a risk but you dont have much to lose if its not working properly.
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