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Audio Will Not Play With Headphones or in Car through USB Adaptor

I have a 5th generation 30 GB iPod that will not play music through the headphone jack or in my car through a usb adapter to my car stereo. The iPod tells me that the music is playing, but no music comes out. I do not think that it is a headphone jack problem, because my iPod would play in my car perfectly fine if it was just the headphone jack. Does anyone have any ideas of what the problem could be? Thanks.

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if the iPod doesn't play a sound via the headphone jack or the dock connector (USB). It is in most cases the logic board which is damaged.

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I've had this problem before. For me, toggling the hold button and then holding down the menu and center button until the iPod resets fixes it.

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Thanks for trying to help, but this did not work. Unless I am doing it wrong. What do you mean by "toggling" the hold button?


Move the hold button to on then to off.

Does it still connect to your computer?


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I tried what you said and it did not work. Yes it still connects to my computer. I have restored it twice and it fixes nothing. I have heard it is a defect on the 5th generation iPod video classic, but when I took mine to the Genius Bar the guy told me he could do nothing about it because it has a small dent next to the headphone jack. So now I do not know what to do, because I really don't want to buy a new iPod.

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