iPod Classic (Thin) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

$14.95

Product code: IF130-001

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iPod Classic (Thin) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

$14.95

Product code: IF130-001

Product Overview

Compatible with 80, 120, or 160 GB (thin) iPod Classics. Identify by 632-0371, 632-0626, 632-0627, 632-0402, or 821-0690 printed on orange ribbon cable.

Compatibility

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  • 80, 120, or 160 GB (Thin) iPod Classics

Product Details

$14.95 Silver

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

$14.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

iPod Classic
120 GB
160 GB (Thin)
80 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The lock button was broken and the iPod was always locked despite the position of the switch.

My Fix

It went great. The guide was very informative and made it easy. I took my time and went very slowly reading each step multiple times.

My Advice

The plastic opening tools are not very helpful. If you can get the putty knife in the case without them, you can skip that step. Also don't be afraid to be a little rough with the iPod when inserting the putty knife, as I had to and I still didn't irreversibly bend the case. Ultimately just allot a good amount of time and take your time and it should go well.

My Problem

The jack had just stopped working on my son's iPod. I couldn't bear to junk it, couldn't afford to have it fixed, am just a DIYer at heart. The cost of parts and tools was very reasonable.

My Fix

The toughest part of this job by far was getting the case open at the very first step. Plastic tools were neither tough enough nor sharp enough. The metal spudger might have helped if its tips were sharper, but they were just too blunt (I ended up not using it at all). I ALMOST got into the case with the flat end of the nylon/plastic spudger but it, too, was just slightly too blunt. I ended up (very carefully; mine was pretty sharp) using the large blade of a Swiss Army knife to get enough of an opening into which I could insert the plastic opening tools.

The putty knife was an absolute MUST. I could not have gotten past the small metal one-way tabs that line the inside edges of the back of the case without it. Once you lever in to the opening you've made with the plastic tools, DON"T get too vertical as you force the flat tip of the putty knife downward into the opening. I did this, not realizing how the metal catch mechanism that holds the back panel of the iPod onto the front is attached (spot welded?) around the inside perimeter of the case's back piece. By pressing down too vertically, I caught this metal retainer in one spot and bent it way out of shape. It took some finesse along with force to put it back into place once I had the case completely open. So, once you're able to get the putty knife into the opening, angle it a few degrees (probably only 5-10 degrees ought to do it) as you press it into the case opening. I was surprised how much force was needed to get the putty knife "all the way in" (actually was only maybe 3/16" or 3-4mm). I did not have any difficulty with the corner where the headphone jack is located, as cautioned in the excellent article.

My Advice

I have done a fair amount of small-scale repairs and thought my assortment of Philips screwdrivers would be adequate for the job. But couldn't believe how tiny the retaining screws for the headset jack itself, and the Hold switch are. So if you don't have a size #00, purchase the one offered with the kit. I was lucky enough to have a friend who was a certified Apple Repair outlet for some years, who loaned me this tool.

The nylon spudger was very helpful when manipulating the tiny plastic tabs that hold the ribbon cables in place, and when clicking these back into place during reassembly. Pay close attention to the wording on Step 18 - disconnecting the battery ribbon cable: you only need to lift the hinged plastic retainer clip, not remove the entire plastic connector piece from the circuit board (which was relatively easy for me to do by getting the tip of the spudger down very low into the small opening) - see enlarged photo where the spudger tip is in exactly the right place to lever under this rounded black plastic "clip" to pop it loose.

My Problem

La jack était abimée, le son ne sortait plus que d'un côté

My Fix

J'ai mis près de 45 minutes pour la réparation, le plus difficile étant l'ouverture de l'iPod, comme expliqué dans le guide ! Mais on finit par y arriver, et le résultat est parfait ! :D

My Advice

Regardez bien sur les photos pour utiliser le bon outils parmis les 2 en plastique pour ouvrir l'iPod : ils sont différents au niveau de la largeur et utiliser le bon marche mieux au début (logique ? pas pour moi...)

My Problem

Guess I sat on my Ipod one too many times. Somehow the audio jack got screwed and music was playing only through the left earbud. Thought it was a problem with my headphones until I tried several other pairs of headphones. Some Googling later, I found the iFixit repair guide for the jack and decided to just order the necessary parts and fix the darn thing myself, rather than taking it to the always not-so-helpful Apple store.

My Fix

Received the replacement jack fairly quickly; I think I got it two or three days after I bought it. The guide wasn't kidding when it said opening the Ipod would be the hardest part. I managed to pry it the metal case apart jimmying the connection pieces with a flathead screwdriver and the broad side of a pocket knife. The screws inside were smaller than I had expected, but I got them out using the small star screwdriver that once upon a time came with one of my TechDeck Dudes (that tiny screwdriver has gotten me through many a repair job).

My Advice

My only trouble with the process was putting the case back together. I got frustrated enough that I just sort of hammered it back into place, but I'm sure someone with more patience than I will be able to do it properly.

My Problem

My beloved, five-year-old iPod was slowly dying -- the battery life was the terrible and I only had audio in one ear. I use my iPod every day while commuting to work and any time I need to drown out noise so I can get real work done. So, I was really missing my little buddy.

My Fix

The repair went well. The guide had lots of helpful pictures, pointed out gotchas before it was too late, and it gave me strategies for fixing the case when I bent a few bits here and there. I now have a lovely working iPod and have not had to charge it once since the repair, though I have been rocking out in stereo for four days thus far.

My Advice

The total parts cost, with shipping, was a tenth of what it would have cost to replace the device. So, it was definitely worth my time to attempt a fix. The parts are high quality and the instructions clear. Did I mention that I used to be an Apple Certified Repair Technician? Yeah. I know a good part when I see one. I am looking forward to another five years with my trusty iPod.

My Problem

I was only getting sound from the left side of my speakers and headphones when using the iPod Classic headphone jack.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly, just a replacement of the headphone jack/hold switch. The primary difficulty was in removing the iPod's casing. There was also a little trouble getting the hard drive back into place properly during reassembly, but everything went well in general.

My Advice

The iFixit guide was essential, but I found the plastic opening tools to be inadequate when trying to remove the casing. I had better luck with a few sharp knives and computer repair screwdrivers wedged appropriately. Obviously, the iPod Classic case is a pain to remove, so use whatever does the trick for you.

My Problem

A Colleague brought in an iPod classic (which he holds dear) because there was no music. Uncertain if he would ever be able to listen to it again we replaced the defective Headphone Jack & Hold Switch. All went well and my colleague is very happy!

My Fix

It is no exaggeration that this is one of the trickiest repairs, certainly was mine! It took me at least 30 minutes to get to Step 17, so prepare yourself, get into a zen-like state and be patient, it will open eventually...

My Advice

Just follow the guideline provided by ifixit (although they somehow fail? to mention that there are also two nasty hinges on the lower right and left corner [see Step 17] holding the top case firmly in place).

It may be best to try and open the clips on the bottom corners the same way as shown in Steps 13 through 16.

Now all the best of luck with your repair, surely you won't need it but who knows...

My Problem

One of the audio channels was not being transmitted by the headphone jack.

My Fix

The repair took me less than 30 minutes. This was my first time repairing this kind of Ipod. The other kind was a nano, and I will say for sure that this one was MUCH easier than the nano. You can do it.

My Advice

As others have said, the hardest part is getting the metal case off. Your best friend in this is the putty knife. I got it started with the plastic opening tools, but I relied on the putty knife to work it open. The hardware that holds the ribbons in place can be a minor problem, I could barely see the mechanism and it was stuck securely and I was afraid I might break it, even with the spudger. My advice: be careful, use lots of light, and have a magnifying glass handy. Also taking a "before" picture of the hardware inside will help you, if you start wondering if you did something wrong (you can probably find these online). The jacks went out and in with no difficulty, but it was a pain to get the ribbon back in, the two halves of the device were so close together that it made it difficult to grab the one ribbon and slide it back into place to be locked. I could have used a pair of rubber tipped pliers or something to help there, I got it in, but it was the second most difficult part for me. Also, when the little line on the ribbon is flush with the ribbon holder, it is now "in place" and you can lock it. One final bit of advice: when prying open the case, the metal backing may become slightly deformed, I gently sqeezed the metal backing of the ipod so the when I closed it, it would have a nice tight fit. Looks perfect, works perfect.

My Problem

I fixed my iPod jack because it would not make connection anymore

My Fix

I broke the glass at the left side while open the I pod now the screen is a bit blurry but further everything works perfect!!!

My Advice

be careful while open it surely witht the glass side

My Problem

Damaged the hold button ribbon while opening ipod.

My Fix

Repair went well, however closing the ipod didn't. It remains open a crack near the top, even though the clips were all bent back down carefully. But the screen is brighter and the music is crisper. At least it seems that way.

My Advice

Minute particles of C4 might be beneficial. I read the instructions thoroughly and they said opening the case would be difficult. They also said replacing the hold switch and jack would be very difficult, but I thought that part was relatively simple. Thank you, it works fine again.