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headphone works only when i partially plug it

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    headphone works only when i partially plug it


    hello
    i have samsung headphones that came with my NOTE 3 it was working well when i plug it to my laptop
    just today something strange happened
    when i plug it in the laptop only the left one work but the right one doesn't
    if i plug it half way both work well but the microphone doesn't
    N.B : both the right and left sides work well in my mobile when i plug them all the way
    i tried another headphones that works well on other devices and i had the same issue
    can you help
    thanks in advance

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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    That's usually a jack problem on the laptop or plug problem on the headphones. Can try blowing out the jack with a can of air. I have even applied rubbing alcohol to the headphone plug before and inserted it a few times. Laptop off of course.
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    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    I worked in an audio store for many years. 90% of the time, the plug is defective. Of course, the easy way to determine is to plug them into another device. If same problem, you have your answer. Unfortunately, with today's molded plugs, the mfr is the only repairor just get a new set.
    Last edited by mrgeek; 01 Apr 2015 at 16:56.
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    I worked in an audio store for many years. 90% of the time, the plug is defective.
    Yea, I would try another headphone also.
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headphone works only when i partially plug it
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