2765 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2008 1:33 AM by Sam J
There's not much you can do about that, unfortunately. It is a physical problem with the connection wearing out.
You can probably get a decent price on eBay (for you iPod) if you carefully describe it as an otherwise working iPod. Most iPods are broken for the hard drive becoming faulty, so the potential buyers can use it to fix their iPods. Conversely, if you buy an iPod that appears to be broken due to the hard drive, you can swap the bad hard drive with your iPod's drive and get a working iPod.
I've never opened a 5th gen iPod before, but on 3rd and 4th gen iPods, you can replace the part with the headphone plug. It's part of the assembly attached to the top of the iPod on the metal case side. But it's not a generic part you can buy at the electronics store, so in order to get one yourself, you'd have to buy another iPod, like one that is broken for another reason.
If you search online, I'm sure there are repair specialists who can do the fix. Not sure if the cost will be worth it.
i read&found interesting. you should be able to open
the back carefully and check issue from the inside.
chk attch site for repair parts http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/g4-ipod-parts.html
also maybe leave email and i can attch some inside pic or search flickr for
"ipod battery" hope this helps go;d luck, dkus