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Old 06-09-2008, 02:10 AM
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Default How to fix loose headphone jack

Through over-use I seemed to have made the headphone jack on my e260 too loose the headphone kept falling out. I took the sansa apart and found that it was relatively easy to fix the problem.
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After poking at the jack for about a half-hour I realized that the plastic part lifted off of the pc-board independent of the headphone contacts. If you lift up on the outside part of the jack you can access the jack contacts and bend them in slightly with a sharp object.
The ground contact is what holds the plug in. You can access that from the bottom, inside, or microSD card side. You can just bend that with a safety pin. I stuck a small piece of rubber-band behind the contact to give the plug more resistance.
You should test the connector before you put it all back together I bent the left in too far and had to bend it back slightly. Hold the battery in place. Wiggle the connector around make sure you have it in both ears and such.

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