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Headphone/hold circuit my headphone/ hold wire on the inside of my ipod ripped when i was taking it apart and i need to get a new one and i was wondering how much they cost or if i can even buy another one

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  • claytonius Jan 05, 2008

    I must have done the same thing because I just put a new hard drive in a 30 GB iPod Video and I'm pretty sure the hold worked before but now that I have a working Hard Drive, the hold button is busted! Grrr! I already screwed it up - I don't know if I should go back in!

  • claytonius Jan 05, 2008

    But I don't have a problem with my phone jack so maybe it's a different problem??

  • claytonius Jan 05, 2008

    and I don't know what is meant in solution 1...buy a new what on ebay??

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Skins19, you can buy a back panel along with a headphone jack on eBay for a fairly cheap price.

claytonius, check if you put the wire all the way into the connector on the iPod's logic board. It could be that the wire itself was damaged partly, so the headphone jack can still communicate with the logic board while the part of the wire that the hold button is supposed to use to communicate with the logic board is damaged so it won't work properly. You should try buying a back panel along with a headphone jack on eBay as well.

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Buy a as -is from ebay

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