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bradw76 wrote:They open the check-valve on your mp3 player to allow the music out. You see, in every mp3 player the music is constantly just sloshing around in there, and there's a little hole where it can flow out of. Normally, all the music stays inside the player because there's a little check-valve in that hole that keeps it from getting out and running all over the floor. When you push the silver part of the headphones into that hole, it pushes the check-valve to the side and lets the music run out of the hole, into the tiny tubes attached to the silver part, and then up to your ears where it drips into your ears and you can hear it.
Sometimes those little tubes get plugged up, and then you can't hear any music through that side any more.
Running the player and headphones through two or three cycles in a dishwasher can help to clear out the blockage, which often is ear wax that has worked its way up the tubes. Just make sure the headphones aren't plugged into the player or the wax can't run out. And don't contact me, even to thank me, if you should happen to try this.
...more of a curmudgeon by the hour.