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Ultimate Geek


# 215368 24-Jun-2017 15:31
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A couple of months ago, I made a comment that my 10-year old iPod Video (5.5G) was still working well, in the context of bemoaning the reliability of newer devices.


Sadly, this is no longer entirely true - apparently the DAC has packed a sad, as the iPod no longer produces music from the headphone socket or from the analog connectors in the 30-pin socket on the bottom.


A quick Google Search and there was a suggestion of a known-issue with the iPod, and that if I squeezed the bottom right corner hard, then it'll work again temporarily.


And sure enough, if I squeeze hard, then music comes back.


Apparently this is due to a known-problem in that the DAC chip's solder sockets loosen over time; Apple was doing warranty and even out-of-warranty repairs for a while, but that stopped a few years ago too (not entirely surprisingly - this is a 10 year old device!)


Does anyone know anyone with sufficient skills to actually repair something like this still; or is my iPod consigned for the dust-bin of history?



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Ultimate Geek

  # 1806191 24-Jun-2017 20:01
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Contact Alex at he may be able to help you.

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  # 1806193 24-Jun-2017 20:07
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Have you looked at second hand options as I wouldn't have thought they would cost very much.? Also sure parts will be readily available with repair kits.

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