I am having issues with my treasured MP4 player and I hope there is a simple fix for it. I need your opinion on this, I remember it is not the first time I have seen (actually heard) this kind of problem with audio jacks..
My device is a Cowon iAudio S9 MP4 player. It is an expensive high quality player so I would like to repair it. The Service Center for Cowon in Germany no longer exists and the model is past its warranty. The players has also been discontinued, so I guess not even the Service Center in the US would take it.
I fully insert the earplug connector to the headphone audio jack and the sound of music comes out normal on the right earplug and very low on the left earplug. Lets say its about 40% left and 100% right. Moving or rolling the connector does nothing (maybe some static). When pulling the earplug connector half- way out of the audio jack, I hear the full 100% on the left and 100% on the right.
I have already tried multiple headphones and still encounter the same problem. I checked the headphones on other devices and they work fine. I also used the mp3 player via Bluetooth on a Bluetooth speaker and it works as expected. Its jut the audio connector that does not function as expected (unless I hold the connector half way in).
I thought, maybe its a bend pin on the inside? Have you ever had a problem like this and did you determine what was the cause? is it fixable ?