Ipod Headphone jack problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by efp722, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I recieved my video Ipod for christmas 2005 (shortly after they came out) and I have never had a problem with it. Today while listening to it in my car via tape deck, the right speaker cut out. thinking that it was my car speak, i went to the radio and everything worked fine. So i figured it was the tape deck cable and I tried my cheap FM tuner and that also was cutting out in the right. Then I tried 3 different kinds of headphones that I had lying around the house and all had the right side cutting out. And by cutting out I mean it is gone. Nothing. Not even a hiss or a scratch. If i turn the headphone jack the right way it will the sound will crack in.

    Anyone ever have this problem before and is there a known fix for it? or is it something i will have to pay to get fixed?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a habit of leaving the headphones connected and tightly wrapping them around the iPod?

    Because that is usually the sole cause of this problem.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope not at all. That is a habit i grew out of a long long time ago because off all the headphones i went threw.
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

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    One or more pins in the jack have become bent. These things used to be open and relatively easy to access but it's probably a little block soldered onto the board. There's nothing that can be done with software to fix it; it'll need to be serviced.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    My ipod does this once in a while when connected to the stereo in my car, its really quite noticeable when the right channel kicks off. I just twist the connector on the wire and it comes back on. I think my problem has more to do with the wire than the ipod though, cause I have no issues at all with it when using headphones.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there efp722.
    I also had this problem, it got to the point where I didn't think I'd be using my ipod ever again.
    Im out of the warranty, and to pay £120 to fix this would not be possible for me.
    My last try to solve this seems to have worked, but it's not exactly an ideal solution ....
    I have used a small piece of tinfoil inside the headphone jack, to recreate the loose connection. There has been a slight degrade in sound quality, but Im just happy to have my music back :)
     

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