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skisail 04-12-2011 10:22 PM

Distortion problem
Hi, My P3 has a terrible problem, every time there's low frequency sounds (well... bass.) it AWFULLY distorts! First I thought I busted my headphones, but I found out they are perfectly working with other devices. I also tested my P3 with other earbuds and even on a small sound system I have. Unlikely, it worked well with the sound system (actually, I think it still distorts a little) but not with the earbuds! and I tried many of them. So I know the problem comes from my P3. And I know it's not firmware related. My only guess is that the problem comes from the headphone jack because that's the only difference between every speaker I tested out. Also, it makes terrible elctronic sounds but only on the right side...:confused::confused:

What could be the problem??? Can I fix that?

This is horrible when trying to listen to Dubstep.

Before you tell, the DNSE is at normal.


pgh1969pa 04-17-2011 11:24 AM

What version of firmware are you using?

skisail 04-18-2011 06:18 PM

2.22 US. But I installed it the day I bought my P3. It's not a recent update.

lebellium 04-18-2011 06:22 PM

That doesn't seem to be firmware related indeed.

If you're familiar with electronic devices, you can disassemble it and check if everything looks fine where there is the headphone output. Check the weld. Clean the output, I don't really know :/

WalkGood 04-18-2011 07:01 PM

I don't know the P3 but for low frequency distortion is it possible that someone messed with the EQ, I'd also check the quality of the rips. For the elctronic sounds on the right channel I agree, check both the female and male 3.5mm jack & plug but it sounds most likely the jack on the player.

skisail 04-19-2011 11:44 PM

While I'm waiting for a solution (which I guess will be to return my P3 to Samsung) i'm trying to fix my K3's jack (yes, my K3). I think I only have to solder the ground. I opened it pretty easily... well... I kinda broke the hell out of it, but everything still works perfectly (except for the jack obviously). Guess it could be a great temporary player.
I bought the P3 online less than 10 months ago on B&H Photos. Do you think they will take it back???

Trunkin 04-23-2011 04:44 PM

Did you try pressing the reset button in the microphone hole? My p3 was having for serious distortion, and that fixed it for me.

skisail 06-15-2011 09:13 PM

Yes I did. I've even reinstalled the firmware. nothing changed... :(

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