Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to deadlift77)
Sorry, it's an 80GB Video iPod, not Classic (or is that the same?)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to deadlift77)
A restore to factory settings would have eliminated the possibility of a software glitch/error. So at this point, we can be pretty positive that it's hardware related. It sounds like the audiochip on the iPod's logic board has failed. Time to have the iPod serviced or replaced.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to planb77)
I was guessing it would be hardware related. The iPod has definitely lived its lifespan but it would be nice to keep it going. Any ideas on what it would cost to fix? Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to deadlift77)
Here is Apple's repair pricing.
Note that they don't actually repair the device, but exchange it for one of the same generation, model, and capacity.
A third party service will actually replace the damage part for a little less. Google "iPod screen repair" and you should get a number of results to work with. Pricing will vary from place to place.