How to fix your iPodBy MJ Stephenson 14 April 2010 | Categories: the diy dude
We’ll be showing you how to fix an earphone plug, and then replace an iPod Video earphone jack and battery (but it should work for most of the other iPods too).
You can get a matching plug from any electronics store. An earphone jack and battery will set you back about R600 for both, still cheaper than buying a new one.
You’ll need the following
Fixing the earphone plug
Stripping a centimeter of plastic from the cord will expose two really tiny wires, these are normally enamel coated. Solder one wire to each of the earphone plug connectors, you might need a bit of heat to get through the enamel coating so be patient, cramp the plug around the cable and close it up.
Opening the iPod
Closing everything up is a bit tricky, the ribbon connectors on the main board have a little brown latch that you need to open, insert the cables and push the hinges shut ensuring that they’re making contact by pulling on the cables slightly.
Close the covers by snapping them into place and you’re ready to go. [MS]
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