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

My ipod earphone jack will not work even after using a number of different headsets..the scarey thing about it, is that i can see an imprint at the top of the screen when i insert the headphone into the ipod with abit of force. The clicker still works, and like i said above my ipod plays music sometimes.

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

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

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

Or you can contact apple for repairs.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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