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

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Any recourse on broken brown clip on logic board?

Installed new logic board, when I pushed down on the clip to reconnect the headphone cable it snapped off. . .can I tape it in place? any suggestions? thought it was seated in snug enough, but having problems restoring iPod, by the time it's all back together it works loose, and since my x-ray glasses are broken it's hard to know for sure.

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figured as much through some trial and error of my own. .I fell into the success rate, not a chance category. . . still perplexed that such an important piece is of such poor quality, tried taking one off an old logic board, but no dice. . .just bought the logic board. . looking for some home-fabrication solution, otherwise off to ebay for a used iPod, seems as if I'll need all the parts sooner or later if I expect to have it another 3 years. .

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Unfortunately, the ZIF connectors on iPod Videos are very fragile and have a limited life when opened and closed multiple times. Once they break, they are very difficult to reinstall. You could try buying a dead logic board from eBay and (VERY CAREFULLY) taking the locking bar from the dead one to transplant on the new one, but the success rate isn't extremely high.

Sorry I don't have better news.

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He means the clip at the headphone connector, but the procedure is the same ;-)

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Thanks, I am aware! The headphone connector is a ZIF connector (it stands for Zero Insertion Force)!

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Sorry, your right! I thought ZIF <=> hard drive and didn't realize that the connectors on the logic board are ZIF connectors too.

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No worries! Clarification is never a bad thing!

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Hi,

the brown clip is used to bend the pins of the connector to the cable. If the clip is missing, the contact is very loose and you might have issues.

As the clip sometimes just snap out of place, you might be able to put it back in place.

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