iPod Touch 3g 3.5 MM socket broken/loose

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by lilaznzoul, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. lilaznzoul macrumors newbie

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    Hey, my 3g 32gigs Touch's 3.5mm socket is kind of loose and when I do plug my earphones in, I don't hear any music.

    To "fix" this problem, I have to move the earphone plug around until I get some music, and once it's at the right spot, I won't touch it because if I touch the plug then I don't hear anything.

    How can I fix the socket?
     
  2. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it's not the earphones? Just check if another pair gets the same problem.

    As for repairing the socket, you should have a look here. It's written 2nd generation, but not much has changed between them. Or, you could have a look at the teardown.
     
  3. lilaznzoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have confirmed that it's not the earphones. I tried 2 other earphones and I know it's the iPod.

    That's the first question I asked myself lolol.

    As for the tearing down, I'm scared I might break it. I can use the warranty to get a new iPod, but please understand that I've invested TOOOOOO MUCH FREAKIN' time on this iPod so I just wanna repair it without loss.
     
  4. unamused macrumors 6502

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    this happened to me... ended up selling the ipod for parts...

    i broke the screen trying to pry it off and i just gave up...

    the audio jack has to be soldered on so to me it just wasnt worth it.
     
  5. lilaznzoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I got the info on that. ifixit told me that the 3.5mm jack is part of the logic board. oh well, i guess i'll just get a new one.
     

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