Had the IPOD in my pocket whilst riding my Harley softail and damaged the headphone jack. The sound was only coming out of the left earpiece so I tried a piece of speaker wire inside the jack. This did not work so I google it and came up with this site.
For me it tested my patience separating the ipod case but with time it came apart. repair was tedious for me as I have the patience of a Knuck. but it worked
Yeah be bloody patient when doing the job.