I went to the Audiologist office because I was explaining to her I cannot use my IPOD with the wire. She said the wire is DEAD and that she has to send it back. She knew where the problem was. This is my 5th wire. I am just very frustrated. I just wanted to listen to music. She told me being that I wont be around next week to go to Radio Shack and see if they have a similar wire. It is going to take at least one week or two to get another wire.