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    Hey again everyone,
    I just finished replacing all the Capacitors in my Game gear, which came out great! Just one question.
    When I listen to the audio with headphones the sound is in just one channel. Figured this would get fixed during the process. But didn't.

    So is there anything I can do about this. Or should I just use another audio board? (I do have another one to mess around with)

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    Probably just need to reflow the solder on the headphone jack.
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    Just tried that. No improvement. If I plug the headphone in half way I get both channels (though I'm not sure if thats just picking up one channel on both speakers).
    So maybe this thing just needs to be cleaned or something.

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    Did you replace all the caps on the sound board the 3x 100uf 6.3v
    and did you clean the board before doing anything else.

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    All the Caps are replaced. Had the problem before and after which stumped me.

    However I got it working. Blasted some compressed air and electric cleaner inside the headphone jack. I ran out of both before hand and was unable to give it a shot till last night. Guess in the end it was a little dirty:/

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