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CarolC 04 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM
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Subject: Tech: Jensen Linx Technical Question
From: CarolC
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM

I have this wonderful device that allows me to listen to music and other things online while I am away from my computer. It is so well used, that the port where the ear buds plug in has worn out, and no sound is coming through the ear buds any more. I have replaced the ear buds several times, and these are new, so I know they are not the problem.

Unfortunately, the Jensen Linx has been discontinued, so I can't buy another one. There are headsets that allow people to do essentially the same thing, but I would prefer to have the unit clipped to the waistband of my pants and use ear buds rather than to have a clunky headset on my head all the time.

Does anyone know if the earphone jack for a unit like that can be replaced? Or am I just SOL?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Jensen Linx Technical Question
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:09 PM

Refresh? ( ...anyone? ...anyone? Beuller?)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Jensen Linx Technical Question
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:09 PM

If the jack is not some proprietary abomination, any decently capable techie should be able to replace it - if the device is "comeapartable" to get to anything inside. That you can buy a new earphone that plugs in sort of implies it's a standard kind of jack.

Since it's a discontinued model, you probably don't have a warranty that would be voided by making the attempt.

If there are screws holding the thing together, it can be opened. (Quite commonly the screws are "sunken" and covered by plugs to make it look like they're not there in devices of this sort.) If it's "welded shut" it's a little more difficult. If it can be built, it can be rebuilt (but the cost of exotically skilled labor may be "exotic").

Jensen was quite popular in the "high hifi" days of the fifties, but I haven't seen much from them here since about then. (But then I haven't been much into "media" stuff since then either.) It's nice to hear that they're still around.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Jensen Linx Technical Question
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:42 PM

Thanks!

It can definitely be taken apart. I've already opened it up once myself. And I think I know a techie who could do it for pretty cheap, too. I would hate to not have the use of this wonderful little device any longer.


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