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No sound from left ear after replacing Headphone Jack

My IPOD Video 30gb didn't have any sound from the left ear. I purchased a replacement Headphone Jack and Hold Switch and I still have the problem. I have tried different head phones but still have the same problem.

It works fine if I put it in a dock or in my car. Any ideas?

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dan, you had the problem before you replaced the jack with a new one. Now you still have the same problem. May be not your head phone jack but the connector. Make sure that it is placed and seated right

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Either a faulty jack that you bought, or installed incorrectly-- make sure all the connections are tight.

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I did buy it from ifixit and will disassemble and make sure all connections are tight. Thank You

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Dan,

Did you buy the jack from ifixit? Wherever you got it should swap it out for you. This isn't the greatest fix but I recently had this same problem with a cheap connector purchased by a customer. I used a scratch awl which had a fine point and pushed the bottom gold connection in to make better contact. This worked and the customer was happy although I wasn't because it seemed like the wrong way to fix it. His idea not mine! Anyway I always buy OEM parts and never had this issue until this customer brought one in with their own parts.

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I should go on to say that I compared the Apple ear bud plug to a couple others and the Apple plug is slightly longer and it worked fine. The issue was my customer was using skull candy which was a shorter one. That said they worked after the Rube Goldberg fix and he was happy! I started using 3 different sets of ear devices to test before giving back to my customers.

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