Have had 2 clip zips in which one side of the jack went after 2 months.

And had to return it.  Like the Clip+ the heaphone does not go in all the way on one side and I was using a right angle piece to keep in there so I didn’t have to take the headphones out but this stragety didn’t work as after about 2 month one side would not work and it was the player and not the headphones in both cases. 

Any suggestions so this doesn’t happen again after 2 months. It is annoying to have to return this every two months and buy a $5 replacement plan if it doesn’t last a year. 

@clipfan7 wrote:

And had to return it.  Like the Clip+ the heaphone does not go in all the way on one side and I was using a right angle piece to keep in there so I didn’t have to take the headphones out but this stragety didn’t work as after about 2 month one side would not work and it was the player and not the headphones in both cases. 

 

Any suggestions so this doesn’t happen again after 2 months. It is annoying to have to return this every two months and buy a $5 replacement plan if it doesn’t last a year. 

The headphone jack on these things are extremely tight when new, and usually requires a little extra push and maybe a twist to get it all the way in. Maybe you never fully seated the plug in the jack.

The old e200 series headphone jack was not anchored securely to the circuit board inside the casing and the solder joints were faulty causing a lot of problems but we haven’t heard of any inherent headphone jack failures in this model in either the Zip or its predecessor, the Clip+.

@clipfan7 wrote:

And had to return it.  Like the Clip+ the heaphone does not go in all the way on one side and I was using a right angle piece to keep in there so I didn’t have to take the headphones out but this stragety didn’t work as after about 2 month one side would not work and it was the player and not the headphones in both cases. 

 

Any suggestions so this doesn’t happen again after 2 months. It is annoying to have to return this every two months and buy a $5 replacement plan if it doesn’t last a year. 

The headphone jack on these things are extremely tight when new, and usually requires a little extra push and maybe a twist to get it all the way in. Maybe you never fully seated the plug in the jack.

The old e200 series headphone jack was not anchored securely to the circuit board inside the casing and the solder joints were faulty causing a lot of problems but we haven’t heard of any inherent headphone jack failures in either the Zip or its predecessor, the Clip+. And there’s some people here that give them a very good work-out with various headphones.

Yes I know that. At first it is very tight and I would keep a 90 degree piece in so I didn’t have to take the headphones in and out a lot because worried it would soon cause this piece to get loose. Maybe though when it is tight having this piece in actually can damage this joint inside that effects . I don’t know. All I know is I had 2 that lasted about 2 month before one side would have issues and it was due to the Zip and not the headphones. The fit like the Clip+ is loose on one side and do wonder if no matter what you do that one side will soon fail although I would hope more then 2 months. 

I’ve never had a problem with the headphone jack, apart from it being tite for the first use or 2 (and with months and months, and years, of use).  Hopefully, neither will you, at this point.  You always could buy and use a right-angle headphone adapter plug for the player (sold at Radio Shack, for example) and leave it in the player, but this adds bulk to it.  

Actually that is what I did in keeping a right angle piece in the jack right from the get go as I saw it was similar in design to the clip+ in part of it sticking out on one side. Maybe it being tight also made these joints in the clip more likely to weaken. With this replacement Clip Zip at this point just putting in the headphones at least for now. Maybe after some use puting the right angle piece helps.