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Shuffle only plays music out of right earphone.

627 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2012 1:37 PM by geerlinggal RSS
Shaffer96 Calculating status...
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Feb 24, 2012 6:15 PM

I have had my Ipod Shuffle 2nd generation for years with no problems. I have always used aftermarket earphones with no problems. Then suddenly one day the left side stopped working. Naturally I thought I needed new earphones. Not at all...I bought new ones and had the same exact issue. So...then I thought I needed a new Ipod. I bought the Shuffle 4th gen. The SAME thing happens with this new one. I tried both sets of earphones and only the right side works...not a peep out of the left side. What in the world is going on??

iPod shuffle, Windows 7
  • geerlinggal Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to Shaffer96)

    I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. My iPod and my sony earbuds had lasted me for years, but in a two-day period, both my sonys and my backup pair of knock-offs stopped functioning properly. I looked around online, and found that it's caused by the wiring and inner components in the left earbud getting worn out because it's the one that carries the bass as well as the melody. You really have only two options: 1) you can get instructions on how to take apart the earbud and possibly find the broken part, but most likely not be able to fix it, or 2) you can just get one more pair of headphones. Nothing expensive, but not too cheap—I've found that around the 14 dollar range seems to last a long time. Hope this helped.

  • geerlinggal Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to Shaffer96)

    Trust me, it's not a problem with the shuffle. I agree, this is weird! Let me ask, what earbuds are you using?

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