- Dec 19, 2002
Just received a 536 yesterday evening. I purposely waited for the repaired unit to arrive at the resellers before buying, and did my due diligence on ensuring that I was getting a repaired unit and not an unrepaired unit that was sitting on a shelf. After all of this, I just tested my headphone jack, and question the status of the repair. I understand that the "issue" was noise on the headphone jack, but I am not sure if what I am experiencing is the issue, or just an over expectation. Bottom line is that I have noise that sounds like a dead AM signal or hiss on my headphone jack. I have to turn the volume to more than 7 before I start to hear anything over the hiss, and even then, the hiss can still be heard in the background. I am also getting this hiss with each and every key press, even while navigating the menus. Does this sound like the pre-repair headphone jack problem? I'm pretty sure that the unit has really been through the repair process since it has a sticker below the FCC sticker that reads "One year warranty". Also if it makes a difference, the box had a very small green dot sticker on one of the ends, but that could have very well been done by the reseller for something like inventory control. I know it's not a headphone issue because I can get a clean signal with no hiss when using the same headphones on the 436, even with the volume at 1.