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My IPod headphone jack assembly needs replacing. How do i fix a new one on?

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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.
DigiExpress - iPod Video / iPod Classic Headphone Jack installation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXXgV6YNGkQ

Feb 22, 2013 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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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...

Mar 29, 2010 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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My ipod 30gb 5.5gen wont produce sound on the headphones and i already replace the audiojack and still the same problem please i need help, plus on the diagnostic mode wont show the audio test under the IO...


the diagnostic mode won't check the audio, only the headphone jack.
I suspect that the sound on your ipods motherboard went out. It happens!
Have you been using the ipod on a dock, a speaker dock, any dock?
If so the dock may have damaged the motherboard and too the sound out.
Or the sound on the board just went out. You can fix the boards without special equipment and
skill. If that has occurred, which if you replaced the headphone jack with a new one, has occurred
you are looking at replacing the motherboard in your ipod.
You can find a new motherboard on ebay for about 40.00 or so.

Good Luck

Apr 18, 2009 | Apple iPod Photo MP3 Player

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NO sound comes out of the headphone jack or the bottom plug in


All you need is a new headphone jack as yours may be messed up, or it may need to be checked as the cord may have came loose and just needs to be reconnected. They are pretty cheap to replace so it will not cost alot to fix.

Mar 17, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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My Headphone JAck is messed up


if it is infact the headphone jack, you can definitely buy a new jack and replace it..since your warranty is up, it wont matter if you open the ipod. youtube has several videos on opening the ipod and replacing the headphone jack

Aug 12, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod Headphone jack is damaged


Hey mas2514,

If the headphone jack of your iPod is no longer functioning, it can sometimes be repaired or replaced. The cost to repair or replace the headphone jack does vary depending on the iPod model, and if the product is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty or some kind of third-party coverage (such as the Best Buy Performance Service Plan, or PSP).

If you are unsure what kind of coverage your iPod currently has, I would first suggest contacting Apple directly for technical support or speaking with a Geek Squad® agent at your local Best Buy™ store for further assistance. Either of these parties should be able to provide you with a detailed diagnostic, as well as an estimate for repairs if you no longer have any kind of warranty or service plan coverage on the unit.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 20, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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IPod MA146LL/A no sound


You should check and see if the headphone jack is broke or not. That sometimes accounts for the reason why sound won't come out.

Go here to see about replacing/fixing a broken headphone jack:

http://store.ifixipodsfast.com/ipod-parts-/-installation/ipod-video/ipod-video-headphone-jack-/-hold-switch/prod_69.html

May 10, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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My headphone jack doesn't work on my iPod...


i had have the same problem.....but im tolazy to go to the stor and let is fix ......but i found a solution....my right earphone didn't worked only if i applyed preasure but i thought the jack doesnt make good contact so i put around the jack some aluminum foil and putit inand iwork perfect:P!!!!!

Apr 16, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod Nano 1st gen 4gb. Headphone jack signal in mono, not stereo.


most likely headphone jack is broken. option one is to take it to the apple store and have them repair it. option 2 is to go on e-bay and buy a replacement jack and try to do it yourself. best option is to sell it on ebay as broken/needs repair. Someone who knows how to fix them will buy it from you and you can use the money you get to buy a good used working iPod. There are always tons of nanos for sale on ebay.

Jul 27, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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IPod- right earphone doesn't work


Yes, the headphone jack will need to be resoldered back in place. You can get it fixed at a computer repair shop or electronics shop. It shouldn't cost that much to get it repaired. Good luck to you:)

Jul 15, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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