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

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Replace jack/hold switch with 1 from iPod classic

Hi all,

A short while ago I bought an iPod Video 5.5 80GB, but unfortunately the jack connector already broke (music is playing through 1 ear). I've got a spare iPod classic 160gb 7th gen. Would it be possible to replace the iPod video's jack/hold switch with the one from the Classic?

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@jeltev Yes they are interchangeable. The headphone jack/hold switch, hard drive cable, and hard drive (from the 5th gen to 6th gen but not vice versa)are compatible. Everything else is not.

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Thanks for your reply, that's good news! Not the best time for me to spend money on parts... Will give the repair a try today

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Did the replacement today, and it works like a charm! However, I found that placing the iPod Video jack/hold on the iPod Classic is not that easy as vice versa. Tried to fit it for a few mins, but it seems to be a bit too large for the Classic. Needs some puzzling and patience to make it work, I guess.

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Looks like it's a different part for the two iPods, but I think you can buy one from these guys.

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Thanks for your reply!

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Jelte will be eternally grateful.
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