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Old 04-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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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...

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.

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:24 AM
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What version of firmware are you using?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:18 PM
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2.22 US. But I installed it the day I bought my P3. It's not a recent update.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:22 PM
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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 :/
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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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.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:44 PM
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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???
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:44 PM
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Did you try pressing the reset button in the microphone hole? My p3 was having for serious distortion, and that fixed it for me.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:13 PM
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Yes I did. I've even reinstalled the firmware. nothing changed...
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