Loose headphone jack

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  1. AMDRick

    AMDRick New Member

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    I picked up a 2Gen 8GB Ipod touch, screen is in good/great condition(minor scratch or too, not noticeable) and is surprisingly white water audio detected. I got it for $30 USD. I know the person, so to my knowledge it isnt stolen, he is buying a nano from someone else and wanted to sell his ipod because he thought that...

    1)The wifi was broken, since I know alot and its happened to me before a quick restore of system settings fixed that problem, wifi back!

    2)Headphone jack broken, a quick few minutes of air blew out the dust and dirt inside(youd be surprised), well ONE ear works(consistently, didn't before) but the left doesnt unless I pull the wire down, I was thinking is there anyway to force it down 24/7 without manually holding it down?

    For 30 bucks I figured I had to pick it up, if it had a smashed screen I still could of made a profit on ebay for broken parts lol. I bargain w/o the one headphone selling as-is on ebay I could fetch easily 60-80(w/o ship), and am hoping theres a not too terribly hard way of getting this fixed(I know alot about tech, so dont mind giving me the full story).

    Thanks, Rick.
  2. eats7

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    buy a new jack off ebay, and pop it in there. you'll be much happier that way.
  3. AMDRick

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    and if it were that easy there would be loads of guides on how-to and apple wouldnt charge $150...you obviously need micro soldering equipment right?
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    nope. you shouldnt. all it should be is a jack connected to a ribbon cable that you plug in. should be at least. here actually:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/IPOD-TOUCH-iTou...Accessories?hash=item2eabdc964d#ht_1927wt_962

    it just slides right in to the main board, no soldering required.
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    edit- ive taken a closer look at it and you my need to solder 5 points. usually, components dont need to be soldered they just slide into a connector. i'm not to sure at this point. perhaps someone with more knowledge of dissassembly could reply here.
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    I guess I will look into that. I never have opened my ipod though(surprisingly), how does one do that? Im assuming the back snaps to the screen piece as I do not see any screws or such..also, the magic of 1500 grit sandpaper, turned a dull cant see my face chrome back into can see my face as well as my new kept in case 24/7 ipod touch. Insane what 45mins of sanding can do..
  6. eats7

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    hahaha yeah tell me about it, i sanded down the headlights on my car for hours so they cleared up again. but yeah theres four snaps on the right side, 2 on bottom, 3 on left and one on top. use a putty knife. but i would make sure your confident enough in yourself cuz it does require soldering 5 points. you could always buy the part and pay a shop to do it as well, be a lot cheaper then sending it to apple. as of right now, there's not much you can do with that headphone jack. lol did you try other headphones?
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    Yeah, I mean I hear out of one ear, but not the other. Both work if I push down on the connector of the headphone, so its obviously loose or something I tried another pair of headphones, same problem.
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    its your jack output not headphones. if you still have warrenty go replace
  9. eats7

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    seems as if theres something stuck in ther. try using pipe cleaner to clean it out even more.

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