So I’m at work right now, and I don’t think I can get through today’s boring proofreading without some Zager & Evans to keep me company. So I plug in my Sony earbuds - they’ve got little rubber ear-pieces, which are removable and come in several different colors.
But, there’s a problem. The psychedelic sounds of Z&E are coming through clear as crystal in my right ear - but my left earbud isn’t producing any sound at all. That is, unless I apply the tiniest bit of pressure to the back of it (the plastic part) with my finger. If I touch it ever so slightly, it works, and I can hear the music from it. But as soon as I take my finger off, it goes mute again.
What could be the matter here? Whatever it is, it’s somehow pressure-sensitive. The sound comes through fine, if I’m holding my finger on the back of the earbud (and again, even the slightest touch makes the sound work) but once that finger is off, no dice.
Is there something I can do right here and now to fix this, so I can begin enjoying such masterpieces as Reginald Ludwig, Mr. Turnkey and The Candy Machine without running out to buy another pair of earbuds?
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