I replaced my headphone jack and hold switch on an otherwise working iPod. After the repair the iPod booted normally. However...
After, to all appearances, successfully swapping out my headphone jack (according to this page: iPod 5th Generation (Video) H...
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I followed all the steps for taking apart my 5th gen Ipod video, replacing the factory battery with a new one. Now my click wheel does not work. I've tried resetting it without success. Any suggestions?
I have exactly the same problem, though I was replacing the headphone jack instead. Nothing appears to be loose and I didn't open the front panel at all.