My headphone jack is loose. I'd like to try and repair it, but I can not get the case apart.
I removed the two visible screws next to battery but the player does not want to come apart.
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Well, i have same MP3 player, and i dropped it going about 25 on a bike, and it pretty much all came apart, so im assuming it's glued, and clipped together,
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Step 1: Your trusty iPod has been a close and reliable friend for a long time but one morning only the sound of air comes through the headphones. The likely culprit is a loose or broken headphone jack that is in need of repair. Rather than spend an exorbitant amount of money to have someone fix it you can easily make the repair on your own and have your iPod friend back. Read on to learn how to fix a broken headphone jack for a fifth generation 30GB or 60GB iPod video.
Open the iPod case with a small flathead screwdriver by slipping it under the centerline of the case. You will find a series of clips you have to release in order for the case to open up about an inch. Locate the headphone jack connection and verify that there are no broken wires. Fix broken wires quickly by twisting the wires back together and wrapping with electrical tape. Test the iPod for sound by connecting your headphones to the jack. Replace the wires completely if you find static coming from the iPod jack. Fold a business card twice so that it wants to unfold and slip it into the case over the blue sponge. This creates the pressure needed to hold the jack in place and allow a solid connection. Push the case together without engaging the clips on the side and test to make sure the jack is now working. Try a thicker business card or fold the first one again to get enough pressure onto the jack connection if the first card didn't fix the problem. Press the case fully together until the clips click into place. Use extra care when inserting your headset to ensure the jack remains in place. DigiExpress - iPod Video / iPod Classic Headphone Jack installation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXXgV6YNGkQ
The two rubber dimples on the other end of the back side of the unit can be removed to expose a pair of screws. At that point the cover can be removed., Pushing in on the sides of the case will help the side and top catches release.
Once onside you can see 2 more screws on the top (head phone jack) end that will allow the board to come up.
But at that point you better be good with SMT. The headphone jack is fed by feed throughs to pads that are likely ripped off.
For the iPod nano you can replace the headphone jack your self for under thirty dollars. Even cheaper if you get the basic tool kit for it. :)
Gather the needed tools. Copy an paste the URL below in your Browser window to view the needed items and purchase them if you wish. :)
You need to remove the bottom bezel 1st. Take a flat head or safe open case tool and slide it in the crack of the bottom. Be careful not to pry to hard or you will break the bezel where the dock port hole is. This bottom piece is held on with mild adhesive.
Once the bottom panel is removed, take your + driver and remove the 2 visible screws.
There is one other screw that is hidden under the headphone jack. You will not be able to remove the bottom metal dock bezel until this hidden screw is removed. Take the flathead and pull the headphone jack out very slowly & carefully.
Once you have slid the new headphone jack into place just go backwards to reassemble.
The actual part is only one dollar! :) Here is the URL to view the part and decide if you wish to go that route instead of apples so called great rout of Charging a lot of money for something so small and simple.
ON the web page www.rapidrepair.com you can also get the free guide to repairing your iPod touchl. Please let me know if any of this information is unsatisfactory or if you have any difficulties. And also remember to rate our experts ;)
if there isn't screws to take the MP3 player apart then their are clips on the inside
Unscrew the screws (or if you have clips from the on/off switch use a screw driver to open it. this isn't the most safest way to open it i could break so this is a last opption.) ussing a sodering iron resoder the conection between the loose headphone jack and the curcit board.
(you can pick up a sodering iron at Radio shack for as low as 10$)
I too had that problem and when I took it in to be repaired, I was told that the unit was out of warranty. So I fixed it myself. This is what I did:
1. Removed the back and the battery
2. Removed the the top cap that holds everything in place.
3. Removed the on/off/lock buttom
4. Removed the two small screws from the top
5. Removed the unit from the case. This was a little tricky and took some finagling.
6. Once removed you see the circuits. I removed the part with the jack which had a metal covering.
7. Removed the metal covering which had two small screws.
8. The connectors in the jack I scrapped with my tiny screwdriver and I pushed them in more to make a tighter connection when the headset goes in.
9. I put everything back together and voila! The chit is working like new.
If you're not brave enough to do this yourself, ask a friend who is tech savy and a do it yourselfer.
yes, you need to remove the roller (prod with screw driver at its base) then the plastic covers from the top and bottom of the dj must come off. this will expose eight screws total. remove them. then push the motherboard and the harddrive and bettery up through the case/shell. you will see the bad connections between the jack and the motherboard, solder them again to reestablish the connection. re assemble.
i am not saying this will not harm the dj, i did it a bit differently and screwed mine up. bestofluck
I too had a problem with the headphone jack. It took me a while, and a few scratches on my Sansa C140 case, but I FINALLY figured out how to seperate the case.
1) POP the black top (with the buttons and display cover) off. Get under the edge and pry, working your way around. It's just snapped on.
2) With that cover off, you will see four (4) screws, one on each corner. Remove these. The BOTTOM will now come off (may require a little wiggling to slip the battery terminals out of their grooves).
3) You should now be left with the main board contained within the middle of the plastic case. Removing the board is a CHALLENGE as it is held (not tightly) by a couple of tabs, as well as the headphone jack and the connection port.
Be careful when working to get the board free. I ended up popping two of the solder-tabs off the board for the headphone jack when "prying" the board out of the case. Luckily I was able to fix it when re-soldering the jack to the board. And one of these may have already bad (requiring the repair in the first place).
Reverse the steps to put it back together, again being careful when re-inserting the board back into the casing.
Good luck. Hope this answer still find you in time...
It's probably a problem with either the headphone jack itself, or the jack's connection to the main board. You cannot fix this without opening the case up. The best thing to do would be to take it to a repair shop where they can either replace or re-solder the connection of the headphone jack. I have a similar problem with my old one, where if you push the headphone end to one side, the sound comes in on both, but if you let go, it only goes to one. On mine, it's because a connection or two are loose between the jack itself and the board.