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Mark Lanctot
2006-01-10, 17:38
My headphones (old Sony CD250s) worked fine on my SB2.

However the plug does not fit in the socket on my new SB3?

I assume there must have been a part change. Suddenly the plug bottoms out with 1/8" to go. I can only make contact with the L headphone output - if I back it out I briefly get R output, but I can no longer get both at the same time.

Do others experience this? Is this a newer socket standard? Are adapters available?

I also have a patch cord from a different manufacturer with a similar plug that also bottoms out.

I believe both plugs are standard 1/8" "stereo mini". The diameter matches the socket perfectly, just not the length.

Ben Sandee
2006-01-10, 21:42
On 1/10/06, Mark Lanctot <Mark.Lanctot.21g2wn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> My headphones (old Sony CD250s) worked fine on my SB2.
>
> However the plug does not fit in the socket on my new SB3?
>
> I assume there must have been a part change. Suddenly the plug bottoms
> out with 1/8" to go. I can only make contact with the L headphone
> output - if I back it out I briefly get R output, but I can no longer
> get both at the same time.
>
>
Are you absolutely sure that the socket isn't just tighter than you
expect? My headphone jack on my SB3 is very tight and if I didn't know
better I would have through I was going to do some damage pushing it in that
last 2mm.

Ben

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-10, 21:57
It definitely feels like I'm hitting something solid.
It's not that tight going in, but the feeling
definitely changes for the last bit.

I can barely feel metal contacts as it goes in, but
it's quite, quite solid when it hits the back.
There's no give at all - it doesn't feel like I'm
pushing against a metal contact that's trying to move
out of the way.

--- Ben Sandee <tbsandee (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:

> On 1/10/06, Mark Lanctot
> <Mark.Lanctot.21g2wn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > My headphones (old Sony CD250s) worked fine on my
> SB2.
> >
> > However the plug does not fit in the socket on my
> new SB3?
> >
> > I assume there must have been a part change.
> Suddenly the plug bottoms
> > out with 1/8" to go. I can only make contact with
> the L headphone
> > output - if I back it out I briefly get R output,
> but I can no longer
> > get both at the same time.
> >
> >
> Are you absolutely sure that the socket isn't just
> tighter than you
> expect? My headphone jack on my SB3 is very tight
> and if I didn't know
> better I would have through I was going to do some
> damage pushing it in that
> last 2mm.
>
> Ben
> >

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-10, 22:05
D'oh...anyone have a rock with a geek-sized hollow
underneath?

Thanks Ben, I pushed just a bit harder and it wasn't
as solid as it first felt.

I guess I was being too gentle. The SB3's thin upper
edge also doesn't give you much of a surface to
stabilize so that you can push on it as hard as you
have to.

--- Ben Sandee <tbsandee (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:

> On 1/10/06, Mark Lanctot
> <Mark.Lanctot.21g2wn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > My headphones (old Sony CD250s) worked fine on my
> SB2.
> >
> > However the plug does not fit in the socket on my
> new SB3?
> >
> > I assume there must have been a part change.
> Suddenly the plug bottoms
> > out with 1/8" to go. I can only make contact with
> the L headphone
> > output - if I back it out I briefly get R output,
> but I can no longer
> > get both at the same time.
> >
> >
> Are you absolutely sure that the socket isn't just
> tighter than you
> expect? My headphone jack on my SB3 is very tight
> and if I didn't know
> better I would have through I was going to do some
> damage pushing it in that
> last 2mm.
>
> Ben
> >

chrisla
2006-01-10, 22:25
Don't feel bad, I was convinced one of my xmas gifts (a tomtom gps)
was broken as the USB plug seemed flaky. It wasn't until I got angry
enough to really push on it that it went in just fine and the problem
went away.

-Chris
On 1/10/06, Mark Lanctot <marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca> wrote:
> D'oh...anyone have a rock with a geek-sized hollow
> underneath?
>
> Thanks Ben, I pushed just a bit harder and it wasn't
> as solid as it first felt.
>
> I guess I was being too gentle. The SB3's thin upper
> edge also doesn't give you much of a surface to
> stabilize so that you can push on it as hard as you
> have to.
>
> --- Ben Sandee <tbsandee (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> > On 1/10/06, Mark Lanctot
> > <Mark.Lanctot.21g2wn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > My headphones (old Sony CD250s) worked fine on my
> > SB2.
> > >
> > > However the plug does not fit in the socket on my
> > new SB3?
> > >
> > > I assume there must have been a part change.
> > Suddenly the plug bottoms
> > > out with 1/8" to go. I can only make contact with
> > the L headphone
> > > output - if I back it out I briefly get R output,
> > but I can no longer
> > > get both at the same time.
> > >
> > >
> > Are you absolutely sure that the socket isn't just
> > tighter than you
> > expect? My headphone jack on my SB3 is very tight
> > and if I didn't know
> > better I would have through I was going to do some
> > damage pushing it in that
> > last 2mm.
> >
> > Ben
> > >