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iPad 2 only produces music to left external speaker

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by TitanJeff, May 24, 2011.

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    I have a pair of Logitech external speakers I use with my Macbook Pro and it works very well. I tried it with my iPad and only got sound from the left speaker.

    Sound is fine (and in stereo) when I plug in the ear buds.

    Should I be getting stereo sound from externals? Thanks.
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    That's...weird. Is the jack the same size for both the earbuds and the speaker?
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    Size? Yes. They look identical. The jack for the speakers has two black stripes and the ear buds three.

    That's the only difference I can see.
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    Try wiggling it around, and pulling it out about a MM or so. Sometimes that makes all the difference with finicky jacks.
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    Wiggling is the first thing I tried. Here are some other "symptoms"

    The sound goes way down when the externals are plugged in. I have to turn it way up just to get anything from the left speaker.

    When I unplug, the internal speakers do not come back on. I have to quit iPod and relaunch.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Well, just because procrastinating sounds more fun than, well, work, I decided to test it with my logitech desktop speakers. The internal speakers came back on, I have stereo. I do share one problem with you, however: at volume x, the iPad speaker is significantly louder than my twin speakers and subwoofer, which is ridiculous. Certainly an eye raiser...
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    Also, I see something under general settings entitled "mono sound." Is yours turned off? :)
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    I did check that and have "mono audio" off.

    The ear buds are in full stereo. I know my speakers are good.

    Does the iPad push out enough watts for stereo sound on all types of speakers?
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    Update: After much tinkering, I did determine the problem was with the speaker jack and not the ipad.

    *whew*

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