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Dead iPod - but it flickers when connected to a laptop.

I'm going away on a school trip for a week starting tomorrow and I decided that I wanted to fix my ipod so that it works in both ears.

It opened really easily since the packaging has alway's been quite loose and I removed the battery and headphone jack and then put them back into place (I'm pretty sure the reason one ear hadn't been working is because the jack had lost it's screw and was slightly loose).

Then I put back all of the components, but one of the flat orange wires had come loose on one end - so that it was still attached to the battery but not to the main part of the ipod. I tried just pushing the small end with part of the wire into the white box part where it looked like it was supposed to go, but when I put the pieces back together it wouldn't turn on. However, when I connected it to my laptop, the apple logo flickered occasionally.

I think it might be a bad connection so please tell me how to repair it - tomorrow I have a fourteen hour flight to sit through!

And no, it wasn't the headphones.

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tinycutemittenkitten, when the wire come out of the connector is it possible that it tore? Did you check the wire. Also when you put the cable back into the connector did you pull the little tab on the connector up and insert the cable deep enough then push the little tab down. Be careful that connector is a little tricky and can easily break of the logic board. You have to make sure the tab is down to secure the cable. Also the little screw for the headphone jack is not connected to the internal parts of the jack. So when you only have output on one side, it is most likely the jack itself that needs replacing. Take your time when you put it all together. Good Luck and have a safe trip...

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