I've finished a two hour long iPod surgery !!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cluthz, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I have a 1st Generation 10 GB iPod, which have been great for 2,5 years.
    Recently the sound have been falling out from one of the earbuds, because the female minijack was worn out..

    I talked to my local macstore today and he told me that i have to send it to apple, because resellers wasn't allowed to touch iPods (although they repair ibooks and powerbooks..)

    Since this iPod is 2,5 years old, i didn't want to spend much money on it.
    So i opened the iPod, resoledered the minijack (and changed one of the "metal thingies who touches the male minijack"..(not a native english user..).

    The whole procedure was done in under two hours!!

    The ipod female minijack connector has 8 contactpoints (?) to the motherboard.
    Stereo sound (minijack) uses only 3, so what are the 5 others??


    Glad it worked out, i can't affort a ipod right now...
  2. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    you got stones to attempt something like that

    glad to hear it worked out, I don't know what I would do without my iPod.
  3. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    That's awesome! You're the man to pull that off.
  4. cluthz thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I couldn't live without mine either (and it wasn't serving me now, so it was almost a zero-risk..) :)

    I've used the iPod for a few hours now, and everything seems fine.

    Still wonder about the rest of the connectors.. Could it be that i was "almost wired remote ready"? Or power through minijack??

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