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iPod Touch Headphone Jack was All Jacked Up; Jacked in a New Jack

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iPod Touch 4th Generation

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iPod Touch 4th Generation Headphone Jack Replacement


My Problem

Quality Apple workmanship [cough] caused my headphone jack to stop outputting sound. I was forced to ride around in the car with the speaker on high while holding the Touch near my ear.

My Fix

Surprisingly straightforward. After opening up the guts, It was just a matter of undoing a single screw and popping the connector off the logic board. Now, the reassembly, on the other hand, was much tougher than I expected.

My Advice

I've seen snowflakes bigger than the screws that hold this thing together. Also, reattaching the LCD cable to the logic board (the last step before re-sealing your Touch) is much more challenging that the guide would have you believe. Keep an extra supply of patience on hand for this step.

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iPod touch (4th Gen) Headphone Jack


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