iPod iPod Classic: Broken hold button

davidmartindale

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Original poster
Jan 28, 2011
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PNW, USA
So... I have a 160GB classic, got in 2009. A couple of months ago I went to use it, and when I slid the hold switched off, nothing happened.

:mad:....:confused:...:(......
I was wondering if, anybody knows where I can get the hold switched fixed for a cheaper price than Apple? I actually haven't been to the Apple :apple: Store yet to see how much it is but I assume it is at least a $100.
 

aarond12

macrumors 65816
May 20, 2002
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Dallas, TX USA
Unfortunately, it's difficult to fix if the switch (on the logic board) itself is broken. If the switch and the hold toggle (the part you see) are disengaged, that's an easy fix, but it's rare that this happens. In short, you'll just have to deal with not having a hold switch.
 
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yateseyd1991

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2011
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UK
Providing you can get the iPod open this should be an easy and cheap fix, around $10 for a decent opening tool (the Isesamo) and another $10 for the headphone jack/hold switch assembly. This is held onto the logic board with a small clip


:apple: iPhone 4S 32GB White, iPad 3 16GB Black, iPod Nano 6th Gen 8GB, iPod Classic 5.5 Gen 30GB, Shure SE425's :apple:
 
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