Ok, I just got a Clip that seems to have everything working; that is besides what I thought was a design flaw with the headphone jack. I really like the player and am willing to live with the plug sticking out a bit instead of going all the way in like it should.
However, I saw this thread and am wondering. But I have to double check before I try forcing the plug in further (I really dont want to break this one since it has taken four tries to get one with everything working). With all four Clips that I have had, the headphone plug does not go all the way into the jack. With the first one I tried forcing it a bit since I could feel that the soft backing inside the jack had some give. However, the sound cut out completely when it went in too far (or at least I thought it was too far; it still wasnt all the way in). I get sound in both left and right ear buds, so I thought the plug was designed to stick out a bit.
Should I really force the plug in so it sits flush with the case (as you would normally expect it to)?