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I've broken a connector

When you open the iPod, the first connector that you must remove. In the guide it's called brown connector.

There's any way to repair it?

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Did you rip it off the motherboard? If so, you *may* be able to resolder it. But it's a very tricky repair.

I believe that is the headphone/hold switch connector. The iPod might function without that being plugged in, allowing you to use the iPod in a dock with a remote control. It's hard to say what the default signal for the hold switch is- in the 3rd Generation iPod, it was a physical switch. In the 4th, it was a signal received through the headphone jack. If the headphone cable broke, the controls were gone too. I don't know if the 5th generation follows suit to the 4th generation or not.

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See my answer for repairing a complete ripped off connector, including soldering paths.

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Yes, it's broken, out of the PCB, the motherboard. When i connect the iPod to the USB charger, appears the LOW BATTERY, CHARGING, but in fact it doen't charge. I think that this cable is from the USB to the battery, the cable that charges. I am not sure if i could resold because it's so a small connector. I think that i must give the iPod to an specially shop or something like that.

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Ok, here my contribution.

After getting the message "Please Wait -Very Low Battery." I wanted to replace the battery of my iPod Video 5th 30GB, I broke the battery "brown connector" (it was already damaged, hence the message). It was completely ripped off of the PCB, the motherboard, including the solder paths! I could see some very small cupper dots. From these points I started with a multimeter with the Beeping (continuity test) function to trace the paths of the connections, since I couldn't find any diagram schematics on the internet. There are 5 pins, I labeled them for myself by numbers (1,2,3,4 and 5). By measuring I found that there are actually only 3 "main" pins, 1-2, 3 and 4-5. I soldered these points to the battery connector and hot glued it back to the PCB. And now it's working!

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