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Subject: Re: left channel trouble, need advice
From: miles (
Date: 2003-06-04

Brian Wolven wrote:

>Miles wrote:
>>I have an fm recorder and live by the daily builds. I like this
>>device, but once I found rockbox by searching for ".ajz" on google I
>>haven't put it down, a sincere thank you to the rockbox crew.
>>Recently the left channel has been cracking and will go out entirely
>>if the headphone connection is slightly pushed in just the right
>>direction (about 20 degrees up and in the direction of the line in
>>port). I like to walk around with it in my pocket and this is making
>>listening difficult while on the move.
>>I can't send it back to Archos since I just upgraded the HD,
>>interestingly there was no warranty sticker but I doubt that will get
>>me anywhere with their customer dis-service.
>> So, what can I do to fix this?
>Have you tried it with a different set of headphones to make sure it's
>the Archos headphone jack and not the miniplug on the phones? I've had
>more trouble with the wires from the miniplugs getting messed up - a
>replacement plug from Radio Shack and a little soldering will fix that
Unfortunately, it's not the headphones. I see the same behavior with
two different sets of headphones, however the left channel won't go out
as easily with the L-shaped connection on the headphones that came with
the unit, less torque I guess.

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