Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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iPod Video syncs to iTunes, navigates great, but won't play music

My situation is very similar to this user here, iPod Doesn't Play Music or Video

My iPod video will sync to itunes, I can navigate through the menus, but when it comes time to play the song I've selected, it will not play.

The song progress bar will not move, BUT the play icon will appear in the status bar.

I have swapped a working hard drive into this iPod, from another working iPod.

However I did not change the headphone jack.

Could the headphone jack be the issue? Not telling the logic board that headphones are plugged in, hence why the music wont start?

Or the hard drive controller chip could be bad as well.

Not sure, any ideas as to whether or not a new headphone jack would do the trick?


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i just bout a used ipod it worked great for one day and locked up i was told it was the batt. put a new one in that didnt work so i found your sight. i found a problem similer to mine the hard drive was clicking so i put a new hard drive in it it played two songs and started the same problem this one has. my hard drive ribbon has some discoloring so im going to try that and the a headphone jack will keep you posted


Sounds good, please do keep me posted!



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bigs4610, I personally fixed my iPod 5th gen with the same problem by replacing the head phone jack. Of course i can not say it will fix it for you but it is definitely the cheaper fix. Anything else would be a logic board replacement. So give it a try and let us know what worked for you. iPod 5th Generation (Video) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch Replacement and the part is available here iPod Video 60/80 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

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iPod Video 60/80 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch


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i changed the HDD ribbon ipod functions great i didn't change the headphone jack just the HDD ribbon

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So you got it working, great....:-) Congratulations.


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brbigs will be eternally grateful.
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