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

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replacing audio chip in 5th generation 80 gb apple iPod

Is it probable to replace an audio chip in a 80 GB Ipod Classic (thick) at home? and if not, how much would it cost to have one replaced? (Approx.)

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I'm the one with the 80 gb ipod classic, idk if you recall, anyways I ordered a new headphone jack and the tools to open the ipod, (what a nerve-racking experience!). I opened the ipod, and it seems that the headphone jack became dislodged at some point because I didn't have to lift the tab, it just came right out. So I reconnected it, and still no sound, none the less it could have become destroyed due to a loose connection, so I replaced it. Noting that the sound doesn't work out of the base connection, and I am waiting for the ipod to start up to test out the new headphone jack, I will know if it is the audio chip or not.

Update

I ordered a new logic board, and installed it. the only thing now is that iTunes says that my iPod is corrupted. The text shows

"iTunes has detected and iPod that appears to be corrupted. You may need to restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes. You may also try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPod."

And then it shows a folder that gives the link www.apple.com/support/ipod

It wasn't like this before I replaced the logic board

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It is probably cheaper to replace the logic board. Logic board's for that model run you about $50 and I am not sure if you will get anyone to do that repair cheaper or for the same price. What happened to your audio chip?

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Have you tried to restore it? Did you try diskmode?

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well, I put the old logic board back into it and it is working as it used to.. I restored the hard drive, so there is nothing on it now. I am putting the new one in now, what is this about disk mode?

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does it matter if the logic board is the 820 1763-A or 820 1975-A?

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Ran diagnostics, tests 1-6 were completed and the result screen shows

Flash Checksum

Checksum=0x99AA

Evrything seems to pass until I get to the accessorize test and it says

Please plug FW

LCD ID=1

FWPWR=0

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aaronhaspel, it is probably cheaper to replace the logic board. Logic board's for that model run you about $50 and I am not sure if you will get anyone to do that repair cheaper or for the same price. I just thought of something. I answered a similar problem a while back Squeeze your iPod on the bottom, at the 5 o'clock position just besides the click wheel. See if that makes a difference. "It is a common issue with the 5th generation Ipod video. You have a loose/poor connection of the audio chip to the logic board. So every time you apply pressure to it you close the connection and get sound again. To remedy this you can do one of three things. Purchase a new logic board, have a professional repair(reflow( you logic board or you can try to reflow it yourself well sort of :). Here is the how to http://forums.macnn.com/103/ipod-iphone-... Hope this helps and good luck with your iPod." check on this and see if that helps.

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