Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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iPod Classic very low volume and a loud whine coming from speakers

I have a 80GB Ipod Classic Model A1238.

Ipod syncs fine and I can manage my music but it has very low volume and a loud whine coming from speakers but not in headphones.

I generally play my Ipod in my vehicle using an aux cable. The other day when I plugged it in I found the volume was almost inaudible even when I turned it all the way up (I then checked it in my other vehicle, still no volume). I then plugged in the charging cable thinking maybe the battery was low and the volume came back to normal except for a very annoying somewhat loud whining sound through the car speakers. I then discovered that when I pull the charging cable about half way out of the charging/sync socket the whining sound almost goes away. This is really a pain because then cable is very loose in the socket. I keep the Ipod in a hard, clear plastic case but as luck would have it, it slid off the car seat and landed on the driveway on the socket end, a couple of days before this problem started.

Are there any other part(s) that could cause this issue other than the Logic Board or Battery? And could a cable have been jarred loose from the Logic Board?

I am planning to replace the battery anyway but now thinking a Logic Board also.

Thanks for any info on this issue.

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RLBushy, this " I then discovered that when I pull the charging cable about half way out of the charging/sync socket the whining sound almost goes away." could be an issue with the cable or the dock connector. the dock connector on this model is soldered to the logic board. So if you do need to replace it, you will need how to solder 30+ very small points. Try a new cable first, then clean the dock connector with some isopropyl alcohol and a few puffs of compressed air. See if that makes a difference.

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