45 minutes - 2 hours
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.
iPod Classic (Thin) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch
Phillips #00 Screwdriver
1.5" Thin Putty Knife
iFixit Opening Tool