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The iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Gen Gen headphone jack replacement

iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Gen headphone jack replacement

Apple has engineered several of their iPod models with the express intent that they never be repaired. When you open them up parts that could easily be damaged (and therefore compel additional repair) are high temperature soldered down to deliberately make a simple repair impossible. The iPod Touch and iPod Nano models are built with the intent that the battery, and the headphone jack will not be replaced.

So it has to be a real point of consternation to Apple that there are clever people like me who have the soldering skills to work around their obstacles and take care of these things.

I know about this problem and I've fixed it many times. It is from having the earbuds plugged into the headphone jack, dropping it and having it land on the earplug. This drives the plug far enough into the jack that it permanently destroys the right side hearing's positive connection so you can hear the left side only. At times when you wiggle the earbud plug you may seem to get hearing from both sides. What is actually happening is the plug is cross connecting the the left side to both the left and right side hearing producing mono left side in both earbuds.

Pricing for that repair on each model can be found in the graphics below. Look up the cost relative to your model.
iPod Touch pricing
iPod Touch pricing
iPod Touch pricing
iPod Touch pricing

The complexity of the repair stems from how the jack is fastened to the logic board of the Touch. Apple has FoxConn (the sub-contractor that actually manufactures the iPods, iPhones and laptops) use a high temperature solder and basically "flash welds" the headphone jack in place. The high temperature de-soldering and soldering in of the new part is tricky, but I am passionate about getting peoples iPods working again so they don't have to buy a new one.

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These are comments people have sent me after they received their iPod back fixed.

How to send your iPod Touch in for repair

How to bring your iPod Touch in for repair

Here is an interesting case that shows the degree of intensity I exhibit at my work on hard drive based iPods

This is my most difficult iPod Touch case ever.

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