iPod Headphone jack broken. Is there a headphone adapter that uses the charging port?

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  1. Colbs

    Colbs New Member

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    Ok so a few days ago i realized that my headphone jack was broken, since i cannot get proper sound unless i wiggle (several different, working) pairs of headphones in the exact right position. I called for a repair and they said that i was about 5 days out of warranty, so no dice....some BS. anywayyy

    I dont want to spend 150 bucks to get it repaired (what apple offers), and i dont want to spend even more to get a new one. So my question is, are there any adapters that use that charging/dock jack in most ipods, that will allow me to plug headphones into the ipod? basically what a want is to be able to listen to music though the large (i dont know the name of it) jack where you charge/dock an ipod touch.
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    I don't think so unfortuneately, but maybe there is a chance of getting a bluetooth adapter that will fit there and you could listen to music wirelessly... but as I say, I don't know for sure
  3. sdschramm

    sdschramm Member

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    Sadly, I don't think this will be easy.

    You would need THIS and then THIS

    It would look like this: sorry for the poor "ms painting"

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    tmaxx445 New Member

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    Dealextreem has one for like 6$ but I'm On my iPod touch and can coppy and paste other wise I would post a link. I will post one from the computer in the morning. Or you can find it under the iPod stuff on their website. They have black and white.

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  5. LovesToTouch

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    Wow they want 150 for such a simple problem.

    This happened to my old mp3 player before i got my ipod touch 16gb

    It was a sh*tty like 1gb sandisk and youd have to wobble the headphone jack in just the right place and then not move it at all to get it to work. So one day i said screw it took it apart found the sodder that connects the headphone jack to the mobo was broken away mostly and i resoddered it and it works fine now.

    So if your confident with your hardware knowhow you could do something like this if you can take apart your ipod touch and since your warranty is invalid allready it doesn't matter if your disasemble it.
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    gear4blueye

    I saw this in London and bought it a few month ago:

    http://www.gear4blueye.com/uk/index.php

    It's also a remote, an FM reciever and a Bluetooth connector to your mobile.
    I only used the remote function which worked fine with my 1G Touch. The FM reciever is not so good as the reception is so-so and the display does not show the station/frequenzy. I never tried the bluetooth/ didn't need it.

    I spent around 50 EUR and the only problem was, that remote sometimes skipped to the next song when I tried to squeeze the clip to put it on my jacket.

    I haven't used it in a while as I found that I never used the remote often enough to justify the extra stuff dangling around.
  7. Colbs

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    thanks for those links guys. im going to go into apple today and complain about my case, because technically it should be covered. if all else fails, ill have to get one of those inline converter dohickies
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    in-line volume

    just connect an inline volume wire(buy from ebay for $4) after you connected the dock-3.5mm thingy then connect your headphone to that and your good to go. Never tried this, but I don't see why it shouldn't work.

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