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Fixed my IPod 60G with video!

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iPod 5th Generation (Video)

iPod 5th Generation (Video) Headphone Jack & Hold Switch Replacement

Moderate

My Problem

The famous Ipod no right channel sound problem with a defective (ie worn-out) headphone socket.

My Fix

It went surprisingly well. The slides did help, even though when I opened my Ipod, it seemed to look a bit different. Nevertheless. What didn't work was the 00 screwdriver, for the very tiny black screws. It was simply too big, did not catch. The screw is so tiny that I finally used a pointy tweezer of my girlfriend's. 3$ out of pocket, but that's okay. My Ipod is 7 years old and has been around the world about 7 times, so I could accept the fact that 2 of the screws - when screwing back in - did not catch. I left it as it is, and it seems to work. The space is crammed enough to keep the on/off switch in place. Kudos to the designers/engineers; it is amazing how the fit all that stuff into this restricted space Happy camper, me. I have thousands of rare songs on my Ipod and really would have hated to lose it.

My Advice

Try it. In all likelihood you will succeed; and you will feel proud. Much better than frustrated at losing the Ipod!

Phillips #00 Screwdriver Image
Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$5.95

iPod Video 60/80 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch Image
iPod Video 60/80 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch

$34.95

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