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audio out/headphone jack outputs to left channel only.

Audio is only heard in the left ear or speaker when output through the headphone jack (with the cord plugged in all the way). No audio in the right. This is the case on multiple pairs of headphones, earbuds, and when connected to car aux in jack. The same headphones, earbuds, etc do work correctly when plugged into other sources. Is there anyway to fix this?

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I noticed you never got an answer to this. Are you still having this problem?

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See my "answer" post below.

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I took this to an Apple Store. It was determined that the headphone jack was broken.

It was going to cost $199 (if I remember correctly) to replace out of warranty. They don't repair this problem, they essentially charge you for a replacement. The jack is soldered to the circuit board. The unit was only 1 week out of warranty! However, I was told that even if the unit had still been within the warranty period, it would still cost me the same amount to replace, because this particular problem of a broken headphone jack is not covered under the warranty anyway. In Apple's view (according to this Genius), if the headphone jack breaks its the user's fault, because either the unit was exposed to shock (such as dropping) or the unit was stored with the headphone cord plugged into the jack and the cord wrapped around the unit, putting strain on the plug and connector. I informed him that this was indeed not the case, even showed him a separate case I use to store my headphones when I'm not using the iPod Touch. But they still would not bend. I talked to both a Genius and a manager. So I left the store that day without doing anything. On a different day I went to a different Apple Store and talked to a manager who simply replaced the unit for free on the spot as a warranty exchange with no fuss, even though it was a week out of warranty. He said since its only a week out of warranty he would be able to do me the favor of replacing it.

So far, everything's been good with the replacement (knock on wood.) BTW- This is for the 2nd Gen iPod Touch.

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the headphone jack is a very common problem on the iTouch 2G (and also 3G). Replacement does take soldering. you have to take off the from glass. lift the LCD and the metal back plate. the headphone jack is held down by screws and the ribbon is soldered on the board.

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Where can you get the headphone socket, I can do the soldering myself?

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ebay ebay ebay hella cheap no more than 7 bucks

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