Hardware reapirs

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  1. neil_1821

    neil_1821 Member

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    I need to carry out some hardware repairs to my ipod touch, which basically includes a new power button and a headphone jack.

    Only problem I'm having is that i can't find a replacement headphone jack as i believe they are located on the board. I don't mind soldering it in, i just can't find a spare one that works.

    I'm sure some of you will suggest taking the ipod back to apple but there are two problems with that.

    a) The ipod will be out of warranty
    b) it's a 2nd hand ipod and there are visible signs the previous owner opened it.

    What are my options?
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    You can buy parts at websites like this or ebay sometimes. Or look for a broken ipod touch that has a working headphone jack on ebay or craigslist and gut it for the headphone jack
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    Thanks for the prompt reply

    This ipod is off ebay

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    bought it so i could repair it

    I don't suppose you'd know of anywhere that has the headphone jacks in the UK?
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    ebay? lol idk
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    errm...you won't find any except getting one from another iPod....by the way which gen is it? 1st or 2nd?

    Just to give you an image of the headphone jack in the 1st gen iPod Touch:
    (lower right hand corner)

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    (from my disassembly: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106531 )

    it is not just a simple jack but fitting the other parts and not just soldered on 2 or 3 points =/
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    neil_1821 Member

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    I will have a read through that guide later on

    The ipod is a 1st gen, 2nd gen headphone jacks seem readily available

    I am quite hands on, competent with soldering/dismantling etc, i have done a fair few ipods before, just want to try the touchs.

    One difference between the 1st gen and 2nd gen jacks is there are 3 points on 2nd gen and only 2 on 1st gen, do you think it'd be possible to modify the 2nd gen jack?
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    ye I think so because the 3rd pin on 2nd gen touch is for the microphone

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    since the 1st gen jack do not need this pin (and the board doesn't have a contact for it) you can just ignore it...
    the only probem will be the shape of the 2nd gen jack, I don't believe it has the same shape
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    I have searched for this and some people say it is and some people say it isn't.

    They look pretty much the same in the pictures, you can always trim the 3rd pin off it and file the plastic to suit, as long as the contact pins inside are ok.

    I think i might try that, it's only a £5 for the 2nd gen jack compared to £30 for the 1st gen.

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