Headphone Jack Faulty

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jibberjabber

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