Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fixing IPod's Earphone

Few days ago, when i helped my cousin to fix his computers, i was wearing my IPod and since i bowed, the right earphone got off my ears and went to the ground and bumped. I was surprised, since usually it never got off from my ears. Perhaps it was loose. So i picked it up and listen to the IPod again, but the right one produces less sound that it used to be (because of the bumping i guess). Perhaps i should start finding a computer shop in Jogja which sell IPod's spare parts. It's still functioning well, but the sound is not balanced again, as the left one is louder than the right one.

Any information about IPod's service center in Jogja will be very helpful.

Update (26 May 10:52 PM): Looks like ARTHA in Plaza Ambarukmo sells IPod and some of it's spare parts. I asked them the price for the earphone, and they told me about IDR 200.000 - 300.000. That's way too much for an earphone. I could get a nice earphone with less than that. Probably i will stick with the original earphone for a while.

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:56 AM

    the earphone are consumables. Just throw and buy a new one. Not covered under warranty nor worth repairing.

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  2. i know, i also want to buy a new one, but i don't know which store that sells IPod's spare part on my hometown. I will have to conduct a short survey first :p

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  3. wil just try it with the other music, maybe it's because of you mp3.. not because of the earphone.

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  4. nope, i have confirmed this that it's not from the mp3, but from the earphone

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  5. ah.. so ou must buy the new one. Just buy it from the real shop, because last time i bought it for about Rp 50.000, from the famous brand in the computer shop, i didn't get great sound. Same with the price Rp 20.000,-
    Urkkkkk how can!

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  6. the problem is where should i buy it on Jogja? I don't think there's a Mac center here in Jogja (i do wish they exist)

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  7. jogja?
    try to go to computa.
    http://www.computa.co.id/products/mp3_video_player/mp3video_detail_apple.html
    goodluck

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  8. i think they only sell IPod, but not their spare parts. Besides, Computa's price usually are higher than other :(

    But thanks anyway for the information sharing

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  9. Why do you have to use the earphones coming from iPod? Any earphones will do. Even there are lots of other brands with better quality and also comes with the white color. I use my Sennheiser, or for noise canceling headphone during the flight I use my iLuv, Aiwa or Altec Lansing.

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  10. Well, at beginning, i thought it has to use IPod's special earphone, but eventually it can use any earphone. Thanks for the information. I considered this problem fixed. :p

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  11. Anonymous10:23 AM

    dude mine did the same thing; the left earphone is louder than the right. in fact, it happened TWICE, once on each pair ive bought. the sound of the iPods headphones is epic, so i dont want to switch to any other knock-off brand. i guess ill just have to fork over another $30 bucks :/

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