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Black apple screen

I recently installed a headphone jack and when i got everything all back together all i get when i power up is a black screen with the grey apple. it also cycles between that screen and the very low battery screen. i have tried downloading the latest itunes, and my computer cannot see the ipod.

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Connect the ipod to your desktop computer Rear USB port and charge it for at least 4 to 8 hrs

Then try to reset the ipod

  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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In trying to replace battery I severed a cable that appears to go to the disable switch. Switch was on orange so now I can not turn Ipod on. Is there a fix?


always be careful when opening electronics; you should know or at least have an understanding of basic locations and wiring. i can tell you for sure; solder the cable back to where it was connected and you should recover power. note the cabe may be insulated so just twisting both end together might not work. you need to remove the insulation before you reconnect both ends.

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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
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My ipod model a 1285 keeps turning itself off why


iPod keeps turning off Plug your iPod in overnight to make sure it has charge. If after a full night of charging it has a low battery, there is probably something wrong with your charger cable. Replace the charger cable, especially if yours is old or has ever gotten significantly dirty. Reset your iPod. This basic reset does not remove any content from your iPod. Apple suggests this soft reset as the first fix for any software problems or if the screen freezes. Eject your iPod from your computer first. For an iPod with a click wheel, toggle the hold switch on and off several times, then hold down "Menu" and the center button at the same time until the Apple logo shows up on the screen. For touchscreen iPods, hold down the "Sleep" button at the top right until the Apple logo shows on the screen. Perform a factory restore on your iPod if the previous steps do not fix the problem. Plug it into your computer and open iTunes. Click on your iPod, then click "Restore." This wipes all content from your iPod and re-installs the operating system.
b> iPod Keeps Cutting Off b> Your iPod may cut off during a song or video, or during an application. Different causes lead to different types of cutting off just the sound may disappear, or you may suddenly experience cutting to a different screen. For example, if your iPod cuts off during a song, you may have merely hit the "Pause" button. With a blank white screen, you're encountering a software problem. Whatever the reason, follow some simple troubleshooting steps before contacting Apple's customer service.

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Have you dropped your touch? It sounds like the hardware is physically damaged. If you have Apple Care I'd suggest asking them if they cover physical damage. If they don't cover the damage or if it is out of warranty check out whiteboxservice.com they'll either send you a box or your can ship to them to diagnose the issue. This is the pricing chart.

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it could be the audio jack if you are using that. mine also stopped working recently.

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Static noise/no sound from ipod touch


Sounds like you just need the ipods headphone jack replaced.

Try either http://www.ipodrefresh.com or http://www.ipodrecharge.com. They specialize in ipod repairs.

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take it back to where u bought it and ask them

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Dont know what part to weld!!


I hope I can help you since so much time has passed. This is a rather common problem with the SDMX1 and that is because the headphone jack was installed with too little solder. Here is what you do.
1. Dismantle the player by removing 3 screws ( 2 at one end and 1 at the other).
2.Carefully pry the end caps away.they should pop off.
3.lift the upper half of the case from the joystick end gently.
4.lift the entire circuitboard out. watch where the battery terminals are.
5.look at the headphone jack where it is installed on the smaller circuitboard.
6.on both left and right sides of the jack down on the circuitboard you will see 2 solder connections.
7.these are for the left and right channels.
8.if you look carefully (you might need a magnifying glass), you will probably see a very small break in the connection.
9.using a pointed soldering iron (no soldering gun here!), simply resolder BOTH connections using a very small amount to solder. This will most likely solve your problem.
10.put everything back together and it's as good as new. VERY EASY.

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