14564 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008 3:04 PM by davish
You can't fix the part you have. If you want to open the iPod, you can buy a replacement part from a place like this
But it's a bit expensive, so you may want to buy a broken iPod (of the same type and thickness ) on eBay. Most iPods are broken for the hard drive or the logic board, so the headphone jack is likely to be fine (and you'll gain some other spare parts).
Here's a helpful guide.
hi two great suggestions but
if you look at
and scroll down to jack cable, this is $10 and
further to "headphone module" this is $35. that
is a fairly inexpensive fix.
post back if you need tips to open your unit.
go;)d luck dusk
...that is good info. maybe you can open the unit
and look at female jack connection. there should
be at least two(maybe three) touch points (pronges)
connecting to or on the jack you are pushing in.
you should be able to see this and correct by careful
bending it if not touching. try...... go;)d luck, dusk
I'm sure Apple will be glad to fix it for you, and it will probably cost about half way to a new comparable (or better) iPod. If it's still under warranty, by all means, have Apple fix it or replace it (at no cost to you).
This category is actually for the older iPods (without color display), so fixing it yourself is the reasonable option.
(more recent iPods have their own separate categories)
HHHmmmm I have 4 Ipods. Mine is a 30 gig and I think the display is in color. I would have to check it out. LOL!! But I have had it for like 2 years at least. Is this considered an old one? We also have a small Ipod which we got like 4 years ago. It needs a new battery. And two nano ipods that we just got a few months ago.
thanks for the info
I'm just observing that newer iPods have their own category in THIS forum. Just look at this listing of categories under *iPod + iTunes*.
The iPod category is for the older iPods (not covered in the other categories), which happens to be full-sized iPods with a black-and-white displays.
But people with newer iPods are free to post in any category they want.