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My Ipod stopped properly playing music out of the Headphone Jack.
The Repair wasn't too bad, there were a couple of things to watch out for, taking a look from more than one angle always helps.
I found the hardest part was getting the front panel off, after that it was relatively easy.
Don't give up on the front panel and get too rough. I found a youtube video showing exactly where all the clips are.
Only had one ear bud (also one speaker when using accessory on car radio).
One hour had iPod apart,changed out earphone jack and battery (figured y not while I had it apart) and back together.
Plastic separaters weren't really used,small putty knife,metal AND plastic spudgers are a must. 00 Phillips screwdriver finished the job. No problem at all,FINALLY had all my music after more the a year. Thx to the step-by-step guides made it pretty easy.
After a good 8 years of listening to her music favorites in her ride, my bride of many years came to me with issue over her iPod not working anymore. I told her it needed a new battery, or worse needed to be replaced.
I went to my favorite repair site for all things Apple - www.ifixit.com, and found the battery to be available at a very low cost (less than $15). I also found this device to be, and I quote the folks at ifixit.com " One of the more difficult products to take apart". That statement is an understatement. Difficult would be changing the battery in an iPhone 4. This little device has 18 clips on the inside bottom outer case to be dealt with. I had some tools, but ended up ordering a few more when I ordered the replacement battery. Remember to put the hold switch in the "LOCKED" position before going any further! I successfully opened the iPod - only bending two of the 18 clips. Straightening them required two pair of plyers, and a metal spudger that I had ordered along with the battery - that did the trick. The old battery was stuck overzealously to the back of the case. So much so, that when I did finally remove it, the ribbon from the hold switch was torn in the process. Thank goodness for ifixit to have the replacement parts for this as well. Turns out the headphone port was not working too well anyway, and the replacement parts were quite inexpensive ( another $15 for the Headphone Jack & Hold Switch kit). I got the additional parts in, and commenced to putting it all back together. Having the hands of an old metalsmith proved to be that much more challenging for me, but perseverance proved to be my key attribute, and the iPod was back together with a statement on the screen to "restore the device using iTunes in a matter of minutes. I cannot overstate the fact that preparation is the key to success with this little project, and making sure you have all the clips in the right position along with making sure the sides are all straight go a long way in making the final closure a literal snap. The next real challenge came with the fact of iTunes not recognizing the iPod at all. I did a quick Google search for "iPod not recognized in iTunes on a Windows computer", and found a fix that worked. The author of that quick fix copied all of the folders/files from his iPod to a temporary folder on his Windows computer, and then did a Quick Format (FAT32) of the iPod. He then copied the folders/files back to his iPod, disconnected the device, reconnected it, and then opened iTunes, which asked him if he wanted to restore his device - success! Even Apple does not have this solution - maybe because it requires a Windows system to fix it?!? Anyway, I followed his instructions, except for copying over the folders/files - I was not worried about them. I did a quick DOS format on the iPod, and then disconnected it. I reconnected the iPod, and the computer recognized it right away. I opened iTunes, and it recognized the iPod as needing to be restored. I was able to restore the iPod, and in a matter of a few hours I was able to reload all of my bride's music for her listening enjoyment for "hopefully" the next 8 years. Hopefully by then, we will have more advanced technology out there to listen to our favorite tunes, but until then - Three Cheers for IFIXIT!
So, as I stated the 18 clips do make it a true challenge, and bending them back into place requires a bit of finesse. I used a pair of 90 degree needle nose pliers, and one of my metal spudgers to get the clips to bend in a downward position. I used a second pair of small needle nose pliers to finish getting the clips into proper alignment for reconnection with the top of the iPod. The use of a very flat surface to help in straightening out the edges of the back of the iPod is critical if you want it to look like it was never opened. You will end up bending the lip out while trying to open the case, but don't worry, it will bend back into shape. Sorry, no photos. Besides, there are plenty of excellent photos in the repair guide that proved to be worth gold to me while I was repairing my bride's iPod Classic. It took less than an hour to do the physical repairs once I had all the proper parts, and I would recommend purchasing the battery and the Headphone Jack & Hold Switch kits in the first place. The odds of "NOT" tearing the ribbons are pretty low, so just go ahead and shell out an extra $15, and you will have your iPod back together without having to wait for a second shipment like I did!
Headphones were cutting in and out
The repair was 100% successful. The ipod classic is a real bugger to get apart. (impossible without these instructions and tools) it took longer than we figured. However, since we had the tools and instructions as to how it comes apart and how you do it, we didn't give up. Knowing through pictures what to expect and where you might encounter problems made the process easier because you know you are doing it correctly, it just might take some time. Spending a total of $60 to repair instead of $225 to replace it makes you feel really good about the time and effort and savings. the ipod classic is still the killer in music storage. It was well worth this minor investment. if your eyesight isn't so good, you might want a lighted magnifying glass.
The instructions and pictures are really well laid out. Don't get frustrated, just follow the pictures and be prepared to take your time. This is not a fast process so don't try to go fast.
My headphone jack was faulty and sound was only coming through one side.
It went well. Here's what worked for me:
TAKING OFF CASE VIDEO:
Using push pins (thumb tacks) to hold the front apart from the back as I removed the case. Those separator pieces that iFixit recommends are not necessary at all. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeF04qKZ...
The clips holding the battery cable and headphone cable in place were so tiny. The battery cable clip slides UP, and the headphone cable rotates 90 degrees, so it becomes vertical.
The hardest part was getting those dang screws out. I bought iFixit's size 00 screwdriver and was very happy with it--especially its magnetic tip.
Big note: Before you unscrew those screws, make sure the grooves of the screw are lined up with the head of the screwdriver properly. I had trouble at first because I tried unscrewing without lining that up, and I stripped the head of a screw. Wound up just yanking that one out and not unscrewing it.
I don't have much fix-it experience. When I got too frustrated (taking off case, removing screws) I left it overnight and had a much better experience in the morning. My iPod works great again now. Thank you iFixit!
I take my iPod to bed - and on a certain day the headphone jack got twisted - and damaged my iPod internally. So: no more music. It was a very very sad day. The most economic way to fix this was to order the required spare parts and tools and do it myself. (If others can do it, I can do it too)
Repair went fine but I took my time: about an hour. I Read the instructions thoroughly.
Removing the cover without damaging/bending it was the hardest part. I did not use the plastic opening tools - they were no real help.
Take your time and concentrate. Remove tape over cables slow and gently. Watch carefully that the flat cables remain flat - I had a small problem with that. The new cable was bent next to the headphone jack and this resulted in a very distorted sound.
At that point I thought : "My GOD, what have I done!?".
Gently straightening the cable solved the issue and my iPod was as new. Then I taped the cables back on their original places.
Tip 1: order the required tools.
Tip 2: Test your iPod while it is still open, if anything went wrong - you can easily look for the problem without the need to reopen the thing.
Tip 3: keep cats, spouses and children away from the operation quarter.
Couldn't have done it without iFixit though, big thanks guys!
My brother ask me one day if I could fix a iPod. I didn't know what kind he had so I ask for go get it and let me look at it.
I notice that someone had tried to open it up before and tried to fix it but had no luck.
The power button was broken and the plug-in was off-set
I was look around to find a way to fix it until I came upon your website. It had shown how to repair and replace damaged part.
I looked for the repair for the iPod Classic I had to fix.
I was so happy that you had a repair guide for it.
When I finally had it disassembled I notice that the metal frame was broken and the power button was ripped off.
I decided to order the metal frame and the power button. When I received the part I was surprise at how perfect the part match.
It had taken me about 1-1/2 hours to fix it and when I powered up the iPod... well it works perfectly with no problem.
If anyone need to find parts or how to repair you item always tell your friends to try fixit first before looking on youtube for the answer and parts Ifixit. They are the DIY place.
Headphone jack, but hey might as well do the battery too while I got this thing open right?
Opening was easy for me. I felt the difficult part was getting the ribbon cables back in the connectors and locked in, but it just took some patience.
Fix your Ipod Classic. It is sooooo worth it. No other device with 160GB storage out there and new ones are $500 because they are not made anymore.
Broken battery jack and screen
Very well but I have been fixing things since 40 years.
Not recommended to someone inexperimented.
It took 3 hours
But the new battery last only 1 hour, any advice?
Be Patient and go slowly