iPod Video 30 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

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Product code: IF195-010-1

Product Overview

At iFixit, we're on a quest to reuse and repurpose electronics that are beyond repair. In fact, we have a special team of innovators dedicated exclusively to this pursuit. Lately, our innovators have been working on alternative uses for broken headphone jacks from 5th Generation iPods. Here's what they've come up with:

  • feather stand
  • noodle holder
  • a permanent living situation for dust bunnies

If you're not quite ready to resign your 5th Gen iPod to being a permanent noodle holder, feather stand, or a home for dozens of cute dust bunnies, don't fret. We sell replacement headphone jacks with hold switch so you can restore your iPod Video 30 GB back to prime working condition, instead of selflessly giving dust bunnies the chance to put down roots.

NOTE: This part works only for the iPod Video 30 GB. For the 60 or 80 GB version, buy this part. Not sure which iPod you have? ID your iPod. Identify part by 632-0371 or 821-0399 printed on orange ribbon cable.

Compatibility

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  • 30 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  $24.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPod 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The sand was incidental, probably from hanging out on the beach a lot. The problem was the head phone jack was on the fritz. Mono sound= no good. Had to get back to Stereo.

My Fix

It was a little sketchy. The case is definitely the hardest part to get open, disconnecting the ribbon cables is easy if you go slow and are gentle with them. The battery is where things got hairy. Mine had a lot of adhesive, and gentle prying wasn't doing the trick, at all. I got a little aggressive with it, using a small flathead screwdriver. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the underside of the battery was soft and I punctured it. A few seconds later I got it free and was wondering, why is my battery so !@#$ hot? A few panicked minutes later, the battery was chilling in a container of salt water, and a new battery was ordered for $15 dollars. I rationalized the mistake away since the battery was five years old anyway, and a few days later I got the battery and the repair was finished without anymore hitches. It was a little nerve wracking as my first electronics repair, but all in all pretty easy.

My Advice

1. Read the msd safety sheet on lithium ion batteries before you try to take it out. apparently those things can explode...

2. Don't pry out the battery with anything that has a sharp pointy end.

3. An eyeglass repair kit has a #00 phillips tip in it, so don't waste money on it if you already have one of those lying around your home.

4. Keep a piece of tape handy to store the super tiny screws in once you get them out.

My Problem

Batterie en fin de vie

My Fix

Très bien

My Advice

pas de soucis en suivant le guide

My Problem

I can't open my iPod U2 cause of dead battery so I try to open without any pre-information so I cut the hold switch button cable :/ but thanks to iFixit I cover both of them.

My Fix

It was pretty smoot. With little information about iPod U2 things got easier and easier. It took about 30 minutes. Bad thing about Headphone Jack is there is no coulor option so its look little bit non-original on iPod U2

My Advice

Don't use any extreme force.

My Problem

My 6-year-old iPod Video had started flaking out on me when the headphone jack started failing. The battery hadn't been holding a charge for more than half an hour, either, and the display had a few dead pixels from being dropped a couple of times. Yeah, it needed some work.

My Fix

The repairs went pretty well! I'm actually glad I cracked it open using the iFixit guides or I wouldn't have noticed the logic board needed replacing too. I got it from another seller because it was out of stock here, but followed the instructions here for every part (battery, display, headphone jack & logic board) and my iPod is back to life!

My Advice

My advice is be patient and follow the guides. If anything goes wrong, the guys on the phone line are real nice, too!

My Problem

-I've recently bought a used ipod really cheap, but it came with some problems; the battery,audio jack and the click wheel button. I thought of fixing it myself, since i want to save some money, instead of buying a new one. The problems were the next; Battery would only last for 2-3 hours, Audio jack would only have sound on one side of the ear and it could only have sound on both by pressing the head phone's plug,"Upward or downward" putting presure to able to hear on both. Click wheel button problem; it was cracked.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly and really easy to install; by following the webpage's instructions. Once i opened the case with the reapair tools that come along, it was indeed easy to take apart the old battery and the audio jack. i put everything back together in place with no problems just by reading and following instructions really careful anybody can do it, "I did it in less than 10 minutes".

My Advice

Read the instructions carefully and always make sure to double check, if you are buying the correct part for your ipod model. It is always better to read,double check and get advices in the ifixit forums in order to have a succesful repair,("Sorry no pictures this time"). thanks a lot ifixit -Ivan

My Problem

I fixed it because my iPod headphone jack didn't work well.

When i tried to plug my headphone on my iPod, only the left one worked.

So, i searched on internet, and i found "iFix it" an easy to fix a lot of things very simply.

I come from France, and i talked to my friends about your website, and how it's very simple to fix their stuff..

My Fix

I bought "the plastic opening tools" after that, it was a child game.. very simple to strip my iPod.. in the first time, i was afraid to strip it, because you know how an iPod is expensive, and i didn't wanted to break it, but hopefully, there were a good guides to explain me how to repair it...

My Advice

do it slowly and be focused ;)

My Problem

Defective headphone insert due to heavy use and age of the device. Right channel gone mute.

My Fix

It takes a lot of time and patience to split the cover, the plastic opening tools are a bit fragile and tender for the metallic cover parts, so i had to end the operation carefully using one small slotted screwdriver.

My Advice

Don't slide the plastic opening tools in order to enlarge the cut between the two shells, the plastic tool's tip may yield and crumble.

Be careful to the hold switch mechanical contacts, and be sure that all is well-linked. i had to re-open the iPod because of that.

My Problem

The jack plug in my 30Gb IPod video became loose with the years and, though at first everything worked well, then stopped hearing from one headphone and eventually from neither.

My Fix

Bought the 'headphone jack & hold button', installed it easy enough (the replacement of the old hardware with the new one could've taken me 15 minutes at the most) and my 5 year old iphone is up and running like new!!

My Advice

Unless you're all thumbs, its easy as pie

My Problem

My iPod Video had a lot of problems - dead pixel, battery not charging and headphone is not connecting properly - When I found ifixit I decided to repair it myself, because I can directly buy the parts and the tools repairing it looks easy (a new iPod is expensive)

My Fix

I followed the detail guide at www.ifixit.com - It was easier than I thought, the picture guide to remove and install the part really help a lot to fix back my iPod.

My Advice

Just be sure to follow the ifixit guides and you won't miss-it.

My Problem

My iPod was only playing in mono. I tried several sets of headphones, tried cleaning the jack, then found iFixit.

My Fix

This is the first time I've ever tried to fix anything electronic, so it was pretty daunting at first. The step-by-step instructions and photos were really helpful. I had some trouble getting the iPod open, because I was being too careful, I think. I finally got it open after I got mad and twisted the opening tools a little. Everything else was smooth sailing. It took me about 30 minutes just to get the thing open, and then another 20-30 minutes to complete everything and put it back together.

My Advice

I would get an extra set of the opening tools, because by the time I got the iPod open, both my sets were broken. Also, when it says to "wiggle" the tools, you should actually twist them slightly, to about a 30-45 degree angle. It helps to leave one tools wedged in while working on the next side of the iPod.

Finally, those screws are SUPER tiny. Be very careful about picking them up, moving them, etc., because if you drop one you will never ever find it again.