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Subject: Re: Possible Loose Ear Out connector
From: Mike Holden (
Date: 2003-11-05

Nathan Gray said:
> Long time no post,
> I own a FMR 20 and yesturday I noticed that slight shifts in the
> headphone OR audio cable connected to the ear out hole makes the right
> channel cut out for a moment; solution: tap the cable again. I suspect
> I screwed up the internal components of the ear out connector somehow.
> (I.E., the connector seems a bit loose when something is connected)
> So, what're my options here?
> Anyone know how, or of a way to get this fixed? I suppose I could live
> with this, but ah so annoying to have to keep shifting the headphone
> cable. My EE skills are a bit lax so I haven't done any of the mods;
> probably can't resolder the device myself if that is the problem. Any
> freelance hardware people? ;)~~

Could also be a problem with the in-line volume control. Sometimes turning
the wheel slightly changes the volume/balance. Maybe some switch cleaner
might help if the problem is here rather than at the jack?

Mike Holden

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