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April 5, 2014
I fixed my iPod jack because it would not make connection anymore
I broke the glass at the left side while open the I pod now the screen is a bit blurry but further everything works perfect!!!
be careful while open it surely witht the glass side
March 2, 2014
Damaged the hold button ribbon while opening ipod.
Repair went well, however closing the ipod didn't. It remains open a crack near the top, even though the clips were all bent back down carefully. But the screen is brighter and the music is crisper. At least it seems that way.
Minute particles of C4 might be beneficial. I read the instructions thoroughly and they said opening the case would be difficult. They also said replacing the hold switch and jack would be very difficult, but I thought that part was relatively simple. Thank you, it works fine again.
February 14, 2014
December 28, 2013
The audio import was almost broken. The sound only came out of my right earbud. So I had to wiggle and put real pressure on the audio jack to make it work fully.
The repair went well. It was scary to open te screen from the back since I didnt have the right equipment to open the thing.
I was a little bit nervous that I totally wrecked the iPod but it worked perfectly when I started it again.
Maybe the next person should realy consider buying the equipment needed to open the iPod so they won't damage it.
April 5, 2013
Had the IPOD in my pocket whilst riding my Harley softail and damaged the headphone jack. The sound was only coming out of the left earpiece so I tried a piece of speaker wire inside the jack. This did not work so I google it and came up with this site.
For me it tested my patience separating the ipod case but with time it came apart. repair was tedious for me as I have the patience of a Knuck. but it worked
Yeah be bloody patient when doing the job.
December 18, 2012
I wasn't earing anything in the right headphone on any given headphone set. So i just gave it a try.
It went wayto easily with the guide!!!
It took me only 45 minutes.
Be carefull while the opening process. It's so easy to break the rails on the side of the back cover.
Have fun. Sorry for my english.
July 11, 2012
January 4, 2012
hyeadphone jack nackered
successfully - opening the pod was the hardest and most time consuming part, and i bent the casing a little but once i got it open the fix was a breeze!
DO NOT STRESS! this repair will go successfully, just don't get overwhelmed by the amount of steps to work through and how fiddly it all seems. i bought all the tools from the site and they were all used and worked well. opening the pod is the hardest part, just don't get annoyed with it, be slow and calm and all will go well :)
December 22, 2011
Headphone jack on my sons 80gb iPod only worked in one ear. This isn't the first iPod that's done this to us,but it is the first one I tried to fix.
The repair went just like it was shown in the slideshow. No confusion during any of the steps. The whole process took less than an hour. I will definitly use this site again.
Buy lots of plastic opening tools. I broke the four I purchased and used the metal spudger for most of the repair.
November 15, 2011
My boys are musicians. They rely heavily on their iPods for entertainment and research. When the headphone jack began to fail on one of the units, borrowing one of the other iPods became a frequent occurrence. When the second units jack lost the left channel only one working iPod remained. You can imagine the frustration that ensued!
A fourth iPod was purchased to help alleviate the demand, but it left us with 2 unusable iPods: a 30BG 5th generation iPod Video and a 120GB iPod classic (thin).
I found the ifixit site online and ordered replacement jack and hold switches along with spudgers, opening tools and a putty knife. Everything arrived within about a week.
This was my first experience trying to repair an iPod. I started with the 30GB iPod Video because it looked like it would be the easiest to open.
The tools and the guides really made opening the device simple. I was surprised. I've made it through step 11, removing the tape holding the ribbon cables to the inside of the case. I've been stymied by the screws holding the switch in place. I didn't purchase the screw driver because I thought the small metal screwdriver set I already have would do. It doesn't. The screws in the iPod require an extremely small Phillips screwdriver. I've been unsuccessful in finding a sufficiently small screwdriver to get the job done.
I wish I had ordered the screwdriver with the other tools and parts. The cost is small, but ordering the screwdriver now will nearly double it's price because of shipping costs.
It would have been helpful if the guide had mentioned that the screws required a very fine screwdriver. It might have prompted me to purchase that tool, too.