Mostly broken iPod 5th gen, what are my options

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jaltimore, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2009
    My 5th gen iPod video decided not to work one day a couple years ago, and because of minor dents, the warranty was voided. I could fiddle with it and get a dead face, but that was all. I decided to gut it and see if fiddling with the innards would do much of anything. It refused to work from then on. :\
    I sold the battery to a friend, but everything else seems to be fine, maybe. I never found out the original problem, so it's either the HD or the board. I think I may have cracked the headphone clip-kinda-looking thing on the board.
    Would professional repair be too costly or ineffective? Have I forgotten to try a home repair? Should I just sell what I can? (Honestly, of course.) Thank you in advance.

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