Two identical parts broke off the ipod 5g logic board

Discussion in 'iPod' started by David2144, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I dropped my ipod and two small black squares fell off. It is located where the two removable gray plastic stuff are on both sides of the dock connector. Now my ipod doesnt turn on or even charge. Does anyone know what part this is?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2007
    Lake Elsinore, California
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I hope this picture helps.

    I got this picture of the 5g ipod's logic board and circled the two missing parts. I hope someone could help identify this part.

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  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    I'm interested in this thread, the same happened to me... both tiny parts have been broken
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    I didn't notice this post. My iPod works perfectly even withouth that pieces... the only bad thing I suffer is the noise of them when I shake it...

    Please, HELP!
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    I lost the one on the right after beating up my 5G, years ago. It worked fine until the second one came off!
    Perhaps it's some sort of resistor for the electricity.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    What did exactly happen when the second piece came off?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2009
    I just had this happen to me 2 minutes ago

    Can they be reattached or do i need a new logic board and a rugged case?
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009

    So... does anyone know what are those two parts?
  10. macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
  11. macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010

    Hey guys, i know that this post is getting old but i was wondering if you could still shed some light on my problem.

    My iPod video has this part broken off and it won't start because of it. I have it all ready to solder but when i tryed it would not stay on. Is there any way of reconnecting it?

    And any way what are they?
  12. MrWillie, Nov 11, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010

    macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Down south junkin...
    Radio Shack used to sell an electrically conductive super glue that I have used in the past with SMDs (surface mount devices) and repairing battery chargers. (Several makes have the diodes glued onto a backplanes). I'll look for a source later this evening and post. (I am supposed to be working, not hiding out playing on my iPad.:D)

    The devices in question appear to be inductors or impedance matching output transformers. I have never taken apart my 1st or third gen nano to look for them.


    This should get you going, let me know how things work out.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Thanks for the reply

    wow, I hardly thought anyone would reply to me but you did, Great.

    So i am going to order some of the glue and try it out. I still have to sort out the contacts (as i messed them up while trying to solder them:))

    Well i love taking things apart and re-soldering capacitors, mostly computers and screens, but now i have taken the challenge and i am fixing my old ipod and replacing the dock connector on my ipod touch.

    well again thanks and i will get back to you once i have the glue and have tryed it out.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    Cant really see too well in this picture. But that orange part leads me to believe it is an inductor.

    Although, it does have some sort of screw head on top of it, in which case it should be a pot.

    Can you get us some better pictures of the component?
  15. macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Down south junkin...
    If that is a screw head, it could be a variable inductors.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010

    Hey there again. Sorry for the delay but got into some probs. So i have now got the Glue and have tried 5 times trying to get this thing back up and running but i will not. I is stuck on and it seems to be making a good connection it just doesn't turn on. Can you give me any advice?

  17. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Just buy a new one, these are disposable toys.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    First of all you can't fix an electronic part with glue. You have to solder it and then stabilize it with glue to protect it from mechanical forces.
    Second it’s definitely an inductor coil but I do not know its value. Mine iPod has the same problem both inductors are broken. But I could fix the right one close to the battery connector. Sadly I lost de left one. But it seems to work fine with just one.
    The part dimension is 4.9x2.8mm H:4.2 and mine is marked with KJ
    Does anyone know the value (?mH) of this inductor?
  19. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    iPod 5g video - chips that fall off

    I cannot find anything about those chips. They fell off of mine several times when I have accidentally dropped it even though it was inside a case that saves it from any cosmetic damage. I have just soldered them back into place and it has worked fine, until I dropped it again...

    The last time I lost one of the chips when I opened the case. The only thing I can find to replace it is a dead logic board that I can use for parts:

    I hope that helps. :eek:
  20. macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2012
  21. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    bumping my thread cause I found my iPod yesterday and I wanna add a iFlash drive to it. Still need to get the two components replaced. They seem to be inductors. Does anyone know where I can get the part(s)?
  22. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    Your best bet is to get a "for parts" non working iPod on eBay and remove those components from it. They go for ~20 bucks.

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