iPod touch iPod Touch 1st Gen Problems

lgwells1

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My headphone jack was a little on the fritz. So I decided to open up the iPod and make sure that there was not a loose connection with the solder. Everything went fine until I went to put it back to gather. I broke a gold v shaped spring where the home button connector thing sits. So I soldered it back onto its other half. Put everything back together and the iPod thinks it has the Powerbutton on at all times. Soon as it boots(which I have to plug it in to boot it because the power button keeps rebooting it) the Slide to Power Off option pops up. I can hold down the home button and it will do a hard reset. Even with the back housing off, it thinks the power button be being held down.

Is there two gold v shaped springs or only suppose to be one? I just found another on my desk.
 

lgwells1

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surely someone knows why my iPod touch thinks the power button is being pushed, even with the back housing off.
 

lgwells1

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no thanks soup! I just did a full restore though, and still no dice. iPod still thinks the power button is being pushed constantly.
 

lgwells1

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I just noticed that when I unplug the iPod, and you restart it. Then it will go into a reboot loop. I can get out of it by connecting it to a computer or power source.
 

David G.

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no thanks soup! I just did a full restore though, and still no dice. iPod still thinks the power button is being pushed constantly.
Probably because you messed it up and can only be fixed by someone who is monstrously good with repairing these, maybe not even at all, and any valid responses to your case would certainly come only after inspection of your particular unit. This would be cost prohibitive relative to getting a brand new one, the repair would be extremely close, if not more than a new one. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're going to need a new one.

And yes, I know what it feels like kind of. The only iPod of mine that I regularly use is my 1st gen 16GB iPod touch, and it also has its own problems, not as bad as yours, but things such as a big clump of stuck pixels, and a home button that reqires extra force to activate, plus a not so good battery life for things that require use of the screen(i.e. anything that's not music). It's gonna be hard letting it go when you think you could repair it, but I'd bet that your's is a lost cause.:( Time to search craigslist or store sales for a new one.
 

lgwells1

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So I have to buy a rear panel? That is kinda gay. The mechanical part of the button works. The cable runs from the button to the back housing looks great! The iPod still registers the button as being pressed though. I have had this thing open so many times, that I can get the back housing off in just a couple of seconds.
 

Thetonyk123

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So I have to buy a rear panel? That is kinda gay. The mechanical part of the button works. The cable runs from the button to the back housing looks great! The iPod still registers the button as being pressed though. I have had this thing open so many times, that I can get the back housing off in just a couple of seconds.
I'm guessing that is what you have to due, becuase people say it solved the problem
 
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