5th generation ipod classic play problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dault2, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    I have a 5th generation 80 gig ipod classic that will not play music. I know its not a problem with the headphone jack because in diagnostic mode it produces static in the headphones. Also, when plugging in a 30 pin jack to 3.5 mm jack that also doesn't play music. I have tried restoring and I dont know what else to do. Any help would be awesome.

  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    What does the interface look like? Is everything functioning well software-wise?
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Pretty common issue with the 5th gen classics. If you squeeze the bottom right near the clickwheel you should hear music. Some manufacturing defect causes a connection to get dislodged for some reason.

    Your choices now are to use it as a hard drive, pay to have it fixed or fix it yourself (good luck,) or sell it as-is.

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