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Headphone Jack Faulty

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jibberjabber, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. jibberjabber

    jibberjabber Thread Starter

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    Hi guys. I have a problem with my "just over 1 year old" HP notebook (cnx9005).

    My headphone jack appears to be faulty because when I insert ANY headphones/speakers, sound only comes from the left side.

    When I wiggle the wire a lot, then I get stereo sound, but as soon as I let go it goes one sided again. How frustrating.

    This is a problem that has been getting worse and worse over time with more and more wiggling required to get stereo sound as time goes by. Is this problem repairable?

    I should add that the speakers on the laptop itself do not suffer from this problem. ONLY when external speakers/headphones are connected to the jack does this occur.

    The worst thing is that as it's a month over a year old, it's also a month out of warranty. Do these things have a timer on them in which they can work perfectly fine as long as you have a guarantee, but blow up as soon as the guarantee's over? LOL :rolleyes:

    Perhaps i should consider buying a USB or PCMCIA sound card, probably cheaper than getting it repaired. I don't know! :confused: Help! :mad:

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. norton850

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    The repair itself probably won't be that difficult-- loose wire or solder connection. Getting to the problem area is of course the difficulty. Still I don't think the cost would be unreasonable. Or were you looking to fix it yourself?
     
  3. jibberjabber

    jibberjabber Thread Starter

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    i would love to fix it myself if i knew how
     
  4. norton850

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    You'll need to get someone with more laptop experience than I have. Sorry. Good Luck.
     
  5. jibberjabber

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    Many thanks Norton.
     
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