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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever repair an iPod before?

My niece was just handed down a 5G 30GB iPod Video from my nephew and the headphone jack is screwed up and only plays sound out on one side. Battery also doesn't last very long. I promised her that I would fix it so I'm planning on replacing the audio jack as well as putting in a new battery. Might also replace the case as well depending on how bad it is and maybe just to customize it for her a bit.

Just curious if anyone has ever taken apart and repaired an iPod before. Looks pretty easy from the articles I've read and hopefully will be about an hour long job.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 12:25 PM
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Guy I used to work with replaced the battery in his, didn't think it was that hard.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 12:28 PM
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they sell kits to replace the battery on ebay. Don't know about the headphone jack though.
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I've never done it but here's a how-to-video.

Doesn't look that hard...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 02:42 PM
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It's really, really easy. The kits to replace the battery will include everything you need to crack it open, or just use a razor blade and run it along the seam.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 11:31 AM
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I replaced the battery in mine and Autumn's a few weeks back. The battery kit came with the tool for ~$30 total. I did mine first, and took about 15 minutes figuring out the best way to crack that fucker open. Once mine was done and I confirmed it still worked, I did Autumn's in less than 5 minutes.

We got our batteries from iPod Juice, super fast shipping too. I think we ordered on a Monday and they were in our mailbox that Wednesday.

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