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Hold button is broken? How to fix?

Ok, well I bought an iPod 3rd generation on ebay and the hold button was not working. Well I opened it up, and it turns out the little black switch thing that sticks up out of the little silver box bascially fell off when I touched it. So now there is nothing for the hold button to catch on to in order for the switch to work. How would I replace something like this? Would I have to replace the whole green flat part that it is sottered to? How hard is this? I mean I guess its not a real big deal, but because the buttons are so sensitive, it is realy hard to not have a hold switch because everytime my hand comes near it, it changes the song. Are there any cases that could help with out fixing the hold switch? Advice please???

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The first problem is the biggest problem - the switch

finding a part that fits would be not that easy

the green flat part is the logic board - that's what makes the iPod an iPod - surely - when you find a working one, you could replace it (link is posted in your original question)

but even when you find a switch that could be fitted into the iPod - were you be able to solder the old one out and the new one in ?

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I dont think I can detach that part from the logic board honestly. It doesn't look that way..


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Got mine of ebay and even so it was a bit of a pain in the neck, the repair was straight forward. Cost me around $15 and 2 weeks wait from China :) got to love eBay....goos luck

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my ipod is a few years old i got the same ipod as you guys but i changed mine but it will not turn on?

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