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Problem with the head phone jack in ipod video 30gb

There is a small jig in my ipod video 30gb. one of the earphones is not working. i tried other headphones that match the jack, but all other showed the same result. music can be heard from only one earphone. how can i repair it?

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Re: problem with the head phone jack in ipod video 30gb

Exactly the same thing has happened to me. i'm not sure what to do. you may notice that the part that the headphones plug into is wobbly so its not always making a tight connection

Posted on May 13, 2007

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Re: problem with the head phone jack in ipod video 30gb

Try gently cleaning out the headfone jack, if that doesn't work bring it to the apple store and thell fix it..... Good luck!

Posted on May 01, 2007

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First, try using another set of earphones, if that doesnt work, I would try to reset your device. If your on an ipod touch, press and hold the lock button and home button until the device turns off and the apple logo appears, let go and see if that works. If youre on a nano, flick the hold button off then on then off again, then press and hold the center button and menu button, if neither one works, your head phone jack in your device might be bad.

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Music only comes from the left headphone

This is a common problem with the headphone jack - if you google "ipod 30Gb headphone jack repair" there are both places that will replace the jack and places that will sell you the new "ribbon" connector and hold switch and jack (it's all one unit). If you're comfortable opening the iPod and have a TINY (#000) jeweler's philips head screwdriver you can replace the unit with no soldering. It helps if you have patience and small fingers and good light; you'll have to fasten the ribbon connector carefully. I paid under $10 for my last part but I've seen the same part for $30+, so caveat emptor. For that price they should put it in for you...

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Apple Ipod 4th Generation is only playing music through left ear jack. I'm confident it is a earphone/jack replacement issue. The problem occured when someone yanked my ipod from me and the ear bud cord...

Hi there,

Well, yes you are right there is no other issue than earphone. you can purchase the earphone from the below link -

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Ipod left earphone

Have you checked the headphones with another player to ensure that it is the headphones and not the iPod's headphone jack? If not I would greatly recommend doing so. If it is headphone jack on the iPod, this can be replaced rather simply. You can go to:

to view the price of the part and decide if it is worth repairing to you.
On the same site you can view a free guide on how to remove the damaged part(s) but also I posted a direct URL below. Simply copy and paste into your web browser's address bar.

Jul 02, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Apple itouch 8 GIG earphones dont work properly

try getting new head phones if the new head phones dont work then it is the jack and u need to get it replaced. If it is the new 2nd gen ipod (has speakers on the bottom) u aren't going to want to check the plug it is dangerous to the ipod to take off the rear or front plate because u can damage the screen or wires and u will have even more things to fix.

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Ipod classic works but no sound

This is common among the 30gb Video iPods. If you play your iPod on a Dock,
such as a iHome or other speaker device, for some reason, they like to take the
Mainboard out. Normally, if it's a headphone jack, the problem will start with
sound only playing on one side of the Headphones.

As a start, you can replace the headphone jack and see if it corrects your problem.
If not, you will need to replace the mainboard in your iPod.

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Earphone jack for ipod 30GB onlu works sometimes...

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

if its a hardware problem you could try opening the ipod and replaceing the plug.

Or you can contact apple for repairs.

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Headphone jack ipod video 30gb

your head phone jack is loose you need to have it re soldered.

Mar 17, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod help

Hey, watch this tutorial and try the things it suggest.

Id highly recommend, restarting, and returning the device into the original state.

All this is covered in the video here:

If that doesnt help contact the appel support for repairs.

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