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Subject: Re: FM Recorder developed two Faults
From: Fred (speedup_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2004-08-02


John Gurd wrote :
> During this time the right channel
> stopped working. I know for a fact that the headphone mini-jack has become
> faulty. I think the metal in the headphone jack expanded slightly in the
> heat and unfortunately didn't contract when it became cooler so that the tip
> of the headphone plug no longer makes contact. I can get the right channel
> back temporarily by pressing quite hard on the plug but it's not very
> practical. My father-in-law opened up the machine slightly and says the
> socket for the headphone jack is enclosed and can't be got at. Does this
> mean that it cannot be repaired?

I had exactly the same problem, and could fix it myself : just open
the FMR and solder the headphone jack back, previously the soldering
point had been broken and it works like a charm now ;). Just pay
attention to the little cables ...

Fred
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