2174 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2009 7:05 AM by william scott1
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
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.