Dock connector is chipped and iPod wont turn on or connect.

I just bought an iPod touch off ebay broken after recently seeling my old one to get an iphone and well the dock connector is chipped. I believe thats the reason it wont charge or connect to itunes because the cable cant fully function if its chipped. So any ideas on how to fix a chipped connector dock?

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Thank You SOO MUCH!!! I'll be sure to do that. Thanks for the quick answer and good advice.

Many Thanks, Stevie

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You are welcome and thank you for accepting my answer.

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One more thing. It's not a huge crack. It's just like the very corner has the tiniest nick and it's just messing up 1 or 2 pins. Still have to do all the soldering? thanks.

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Pin1 and Pin 2 are both ground pins, so I would say yes. Of course you can try to bend them back into shape by using the smallest non-metal toothpick and a magnifier to see if you can get them straightened out.

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Ok. thanks for the help.

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Stevie, first I'd like to say that this is not an easy job and does require some very good soldering skills as well as great tools. Hot-air station would be the best, but it can be done with a good soldering iron, a steady hands and some good magnifying light. In order to remove it, disassemble the iPod completely by using one of these guides.. Then you will have to de-solder the solder from the two anchors of the dock connector. best way to do that is by using braid or a solder sucker. After that you will have to de-solder each and everyone of the pins (30 of those) again, a solder sucker or braid will definitely be a must. Once you have it all de-soldered, clean it and replace the dock connector by soldering all the contacts and anchors. Make sure that you are very careful not to bridge the contacts with solder. Check this video for what needs to be done and if you are up to the challenge. It is a 2md gen iPod but the same idea. the part is available at places like this. If you are not sure if you want to do that job, there are commercial places available that will fix it for you for around $60-$80. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hi Guys , check this link. dock port replacement guide.

http://ifixor.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/a...

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