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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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Re: headphone/hold circuit

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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My ipod classic is only playing out of 1 headphone, it is the same with all headphones

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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.
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It would cheaper to replace the headphones, generally in most cases they are not repairable, even the companies that make them won't bother with them.

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I stood up on and airplane while my I-pod headphones were plugged into the plane's ourlet and I ripped the wires from the plug. How can I rewire my headphones?

Its not worth the effort. Much easier to buy a new pair for less than 20 dollars. Ipod headphones are not very good to begin with. Try" skull candy" phones, they run about 15 dollars and are much better than apple phones.

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Just bought an ipod touch gb second generation from amazon new nd

When you are dissatisfied and confused go straight to apple's support. They take care of you like they are ***********. One time my friends' headphone ripped and they gave him $200 worth in giftcards and he got an apple t-shirt and new headphones. You can email or call and they should have your solution ASAP

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Ipod earphones work sometimes or not at all?

Hi Humed, your best bet would be to determine whether or not it is the iPod that is malfunctioning or the headphones themselves.
To do this I would recommend plugging a separate set of headphones into your iPod that you know are functional.  If they work then obviously your iPod earphones are malfunctioning.  If the new headphones that you have checked are still not working when connected to the iPod then the problem is likely with the audio jack on the iPod.  In that case you should determine whether or not you have a warranty and send it in for repair at the place you purchased it or directly to Apple.
I wouldn't worry though it's likely that your iPod earphones are just getting a little old and the wear inside the white insulator have begun to fray, you could manually try cutting open the wire and reconnecting the wires but you may end up making it worse, and headphones are relatively cheap to come by.
Thanks for asking and I hope I helped.

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Ipod won't turn on

You may need a new hard drive for your iPod. Its allot easier to replace then you would think to :) If you go to the following web page there are a few video's on trouble shooting this kind of issue as well as instructions on taking apart the ipod and replacing a few of the items. Also below I have posted a step by step guide on completely disasembeling an iPod.

Top Case Removal Begin by using a flat tool to separate the white plastic front case from the silver backcase. You will need to stick your flat tool into the crevice, work it down into the crevice,and then pry up so that the casing separates. Apply enough pressure so that your flat tooldoes not slip and scratch your iPod!Continue separating the casing by gently prying up all the way around the unit. It shouldbe much easier to pry the casing apart after you get the initial corner started.

With the casing separated, grasp the top half (the part with the front bezel) and flip it over. Note that there is an orange cable in the top left corner that connects the iPodlogic board to the headphone ports. If you gently grasp the cable and pull, it will slide out of its connector on the headphone port module board.

Headphone Jack Board Removal Before proceeding, you must remove the top case.There are two t6 screws holding the headphone port in place. Remove both of these screws. You can now remove the headphone module.

Hard Drive Removal Before proceeding, you must remove the top case.Hold the hard drive up, and remove the black tape on the hard drive connector. This will reveal the hard drive cable’s connector to the logic board.To remove the hard drive, grasp the cable (thumb on top index finger onbottom) and gently pull the cable out (away from you and the connector)The hard drive will now be free of the iPod logic board.

Hard Drive Cable Removal Before proceeding, remove the hard drive.To remove the hard drive cable, hold the drive, and gently pull up on the cable.It should come out easily.

Headphone Connector Cable Removal Before proceeding, remove the hard drive.To remove the headphone connector cable, Grasp the cable, and gently pull up. It should come out easily.

Logic Board Removal Before proceeding, remove the hard drive and headphone connector cable First, disconnect the battery connector by grasping the cable and gently pulling up to disconnect the cable from the logic board connector. Remove the 6 black T6 Screws.
With the screws removed slightly move the logic board to the left to give more access to the clickwheel cable. Gently pull this cable to free it from the logic boardconnector.The logic board will now easily come free from the case. The LCD will still be attachedto the logic board.

LCD Removal Before proceeding, first remove:Hard DriveHeadphone Connector CableLogic BoardTo remove the LCD, grasp the green connector cable, and gently pull to free it from the logic board connector. It should come out easily.

Battery Removal Before proceeding, first remove:Hard DriveHeadphone Connector Cable Logic Board To remove the battery, use a flat tool to pry the battery up. It is held on with a lightadhesive, and should come up by using just a little force. Lift the battery out of the unit.

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Try resetting the IPod by holding down the center button while pressing the menu button. That will reboot the IPod.

If that doesn't work, restore the software.

If that doesn't work, then take it to Apple.

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Ipod head phone jack no good

I agree with Solution 5. The copper pins in the jack that make the connection to your headphone plug are bent in such a way that they are springy and will make a good tight connection to the plug. When those copper connections get worn, they are not so springy and they bend inward causing you to lose audio on one side of your headphones unless you wiggle the plug and find that sweet spot that makes a connection. Then you have to hold the wire to keep pressure on it... it gets annoying.

You can open the case and there are slots in the headphone jack that you can get a hook scribe (like the dentists use) or safety pin to bent those copper connections back out. Don't bend them too far or they will break. You can also pick get a new part for $25 or a used part much cheaper. Once you iPod is open, it's a matter of a couple screws and a ribbon cable to replace the jack. Problem solved!

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