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3rd party earbuds/phones not working with new Nano

445 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 8:36 AM by deggie RSS
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Jan 27, 2013 5:14 PM

So, I've got a new Nano ( a couple months old at this point ), and the earbuds that came with it got accidently trashed.


No worries, because I've got several other sets of earbuds / headphones kicking around.


The problem is that with all of them, the sound keeps cutting out / playback stops.  I'm fairly certain that this is the iPod detecting "no headphones" and stopping playback.


It happens whenever the plug flexes; it's as if the jack briefly loses contact with the internal connectors.


Since I usually keep my iPod in my pocket, this happens quite often.



I don't know whether the new Apple earbuds (with volume control/mic) would react the same way; I won't buy them, because I can't have them at work (anything with a microphone is banned).



Anyone have thoughts / help?



iPod nano
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)

    It is possible you aren't pushing them all the way in, the jack is fairly tight when new.


    But yours sounds like the jack is broken. Make a Genius Bar appointment at your nearest Apple Store.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)

    Yes, any headphones with a miniplug that do not have a microphone/controls built in.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)

    I'm guessing it is not the headphones, it is the headphone jack in your Nano.


    I've used 2 different Grado's, Sennheiser exercise model, B&W, and 2 different Ultimate Ears headphones and have not had the problem you are experiencing.


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