4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2009 7:05 AM by william scott1
David Martin1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I have a 60GB video iPod and the headphone jack won't work right. I only get audio in the left ear unless I push the earphone plug to the side. I know this is common among listening devices and wondered if there is any easy way to correct this or if I should just take it to Apple to have them fix it. It's definitely not under warranty and wondered how much it would be to fix it...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • 1. Re: Headphone jack won't work right
    bennybenbenj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine has just done this exact same thing, I've had it for about a year with no problems then suddenly this...same model same problem.
    No-one else had this issue?
  • 2. Re: Headphone jack won't work right
    whitney541 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    mine just did the same thing last week. i thought it was just the headphone jack, so i tried it in my dock and my car adapter that hooks up through the bottom, but all i get is a weird buzzing noise. if you look at the screen, it looks like it should be playing. but no such luck. any ideas?
  • 3. Re: Headphone jack won't work right
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)
    David Martin1 wrote:
    ... or if I should just take it to Apple to have them fix it. It's definitely not under warranty and wondered how much it would be to fix it...

    Here's info about Repair pricing by Apple: http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/prices/#us

    You can also google ipod repair or take a look here: http://www.ifixit.com/Products/iPod-Video/95

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711
  • 4. Re: Headphone jack won't work right
    william scott1 Level 4 Level 4 (1,345 points)
    If you are at all handy you can replace the headphone and hold switch. It is not terribly difficult. Almost all sites that sell the parts have online videos that show you how to do it. I have replaced them as well as batteries and screens. I encourage anyone that has some mech skill and there Ipod is off Warranty to try it. If you have a great fear or are all thumbs then of course send it somewhere. One advantage of doing your own repairs is that while you have it open you might as well replace the battery with a longer life batt and also the screen with a brighter one for about the same cost as 3rd party doing the work on just the jack and hold switch. A lot of the sites send the case tools and jewelers screwdriver with the part. or at any hardware store, or where every tools are sold you can get a jewelers screwdriver. Good luck.