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My iPod will only play through one headphone?

I have a 160 GB iPod Classic, bought just over a year ago... so, the warranty is no longer in effect. Basically, my headphones jack is messed up. Sound will only come out the left ear. If I press the headphones against the left side of the jack it will play correctly, but I have to hold it there in order for it to work. Is this fixable? Or should I just go ahead and buy a new one?

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Sasha, it is absolutely fixable. Replace the audio jack. Follow this guide. The part is available at multiple places, depending on your geographic location. Hope this helps, good luck.

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It's nothing to do with the jack, I took mine in to an Apple Store and tried it with there brand new beats and it still only played out of one ear. It's an iPod fault.

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@sonofshanx you are absolutely right. that is exactly the jack that is in question. The jack on the iPod not the headphones...clearly described in the answer

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I had the same problem with an Ipod and the advice I found online wasn't really helpful. I found that the jack wasn't making contact with one of the pins inside the jack socket. I took a small flathead screwdriver, inserted it and twisted it to raise the contact pin. It worked fine for me. Hope it helps!

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I got the exact same problem, I wish I could see a pic of what pins you're talking about.

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My iPod 4 only worked on right speaker with headphones . This is how I fixed it in the following steps:

Settings

General

Accessibility

Hearing

L) & R) should be in the middle of scale.

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Thank you so much, Chrissy! I was all set to restore my iPod Touch to factory settings when I came upon your advice. I followed your directions and sure enough, the L & R speakers were not in the middle for some reason. Problem solved!

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My ipod Classic 160 doesn't have a 'General' under 'Settings'... what to do?

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where can i found the new replacement accessories???

& the tool kits???

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Great advice from chrissytt:

"My iPod 4 only worked on right speaker with headphones . This is how I fixed it in the following steps:

Settings

General

Accessibility

Hearing

L) & R) should be in the middle of scale."

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where can i found the new replacement accessories???

& the tool kits???

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Sasha will be eternally grateful.
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