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Subject: RE: Re: Hello and a small request for help!
From: Gordon Gilchrist (
Date: 2003-07-11

Be careful, soldering takes finesse that comes from training and experience
(1 hour), and proper equipment. A novice will damage your JB. I was
trained for a few minutes by one of the circuit-board repair ladies before I
became a field engineer. It changed me from an amateur (much better than
novice) to competent.
Good luck.

Gordon Gilchrist, EE

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Dr. Joel Blaiberg
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Hello and a small request for help!

> > The Ear Out connection appears to have a loose connection which
> > results in sound only coming out of one channel unless I fiddle
> > around with the headphone jack a great deal. This is replicated with
> > every pair of headphones I try. Is it a common problem and can it be
> > easily rectified? I'm not very electronics-competent and the unit is
> > out of warranty.
> It sounds like you need to open it up and resolder the headphone jack.
> Linus
Thanks Linus.

Any more details on exactly which pieces I need to take apart? Again, I'm a
bit clueless when it comes to electronics :-)



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