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Signs of a faulty iPod headphone jack

Signs of a faulty iPod headphone jack

Reasons For iPod Headphone Jack Replacement

iPod headphone jack problems result from many factors, but the warning signs are almost always the same. Here are a few of the most common symptoms of a damaged iPod headphone jack.

iPod Produces No Sound

If you get no iPod sound when connected to the headphone jack, but there’s audio when connected to external devices via the dock connector, then you’ll require headphone jack replacement. If your iPod doesn’t produce sound from the headphone jack or dock connector, check out the iPod logic board section.

iPod Stuck On Hold

Since the iPod hold switch is integrated together with the headphone jack as a single replacement part, you’ll require a replacement headphone jack in order to restore functionality if your lock feature isn’t working or the iPod is stuck on hold.

iPod Only Plays In One Ear

If your iPod only plays in one ear, it can often be attributed to the inadvisable act of wrapping the headphones around the iPod. In doing so, it often loosens the headphone jack from the backplate resulting in weakness and/or breakage. Age and usage can also play a role in this issue. Minimize the amount of plugging and unplugging of headphones to prolong the life of your headphone jack.

If your broken iPod only plays in one ear, the screw closest to the headphone jack has likely been broken or loosened from its bracket inside the backplate. The iPod headphone jack requires a total of 5 tiny screws in order to assemble and attach it to the backplate. If any of these screws are not properly in place, the headphone jack can produce some of the symptoms above.

See our iPod headphone jack replacement page for other repair options.

Symptoms of a broken iPod screen

Symptoms of a broken iPod screen

Broken iPod Screen Symptoms

A broken iPod screen is amongst the most common damages of Apple’s portable music device and it’s one of our most highly requested services. Look for these warning signs to confirm your need for iPod screen repair.

My iPod Screen Is White

A white screen on iPod always derives from the inner LCD screen and never the outer glass. Sometimes the issue can be easily corrected by readjusting the screen cable, but usually a replacement is required to fix a white screen on iPod Touch. If you’re getting a white screen accompanied with an error message, visit the iPod hard drive section.

Blank Screen On iPod

Blank screens lack any type of display response (completely black). This means, no visuals and no white screen…just a completely blank iPod screen. The iPod still powers on and is fully functional except without the display. If this is you, there’s a 75/25 chance that this will require a replacement iPod screen. There’s a 25% chance of iPod logic board failure.

Cracked iPod Glass

A broken iPod screen is the most common damage that affects the iTouch. With their portability coupled with an ultra-slim frame, it’s easy to understand why cracked iPod Touch glass repair is in such high demand. A cracked iPod screen is often caused by a hard drop or impact. Repair of a cracked iPod Touch screen requires replacement of the outer glass (not inner LCD) for Generation 1 – 3. 4th Generation iPod Touch screen repair consists of replacement of both the outer glass + inner LCD.

Busted LCD Display

A busted display appears as a dark blob on the screen. It can consist of a white screen with dark blob, or normal display functionality except for portions of the screen showing black lines or spots. A busted iPod screen is most commonly caused by hard impact damage such as stepping on the iPod or dropping it.

iPod Backlight Not Working

The iPod backlight not working issue is usually caused by corrosion on the LCD cable and logic board. Although this isn’t always the case, it is a frequent cause of iPod backlight issues. For instance, an iPod Touch backlight not working is typically due to exposure of the iPod to liquid or moisture. If the corrosion doesn’t reach the logic board, the repair can be completed much more affordably. Regardless of exposure to corrosion, the LCD cable causes backlight issues most often. If the corrosion has damaged the logic board, visit the iPod logic board section.

See our iPod screen repair section for replacement options.

Common iPod Battery Problems

Common iPod Battery Problems

Common iPod Battery Problems

Since an iPod’s battery is vital to its functionality, iPod battery replacement is a popular option for customers experiencing battery problems. As with any lithium-based battery, the capacity becomes slightly diminished after each recharge. Exact iPod battery life depends on how the device is used. Certain operations (such as video viewing) are more power strenuous than simpler tasks (such as music listening). Eventually, you will begin to notice certain warning signs of a dying battery.

iPod battery won’t charge

If your iPod battery won’t charge, it’s likely a battery related problem. If the unit powers up when hooked to an iPod battery charger, but immediately dies when unhooked, an iPod battery replacement is probably in order.

iPod battery life short

When your iPod battery dies quickly, this is an indication that the device has completed a high number of charging cycles and the component is beginning to fail. At this stage, a new iPod battery will restore the lifespan and allow continued usage.

Visit our iPod battery replacement section to see our selection of high quality iPod batteries.

5 Common iPod Touch Parts

5 Common iPod Touch Parts

5 common iPod Touch parts

The iPod Touch is built with 5 common components, all of which are vital to the functionality of this device.

iPod Touch Screen & Digitizer

The outer glass is by far the most commonly damaged part of an iPod Touch. The glass can become cracked or busted in a multitude of ways, often due to hard impacts. The replacement glass also comes integrated with a digitizer. The digitizer controls touch functions, so when the iTouch becomes nonresponsive to touch, the problem is likely to be digitizer related (either damaged or unplugged from within).

iPod Touch LCD Display

The LCD screen is the iTouch’s inner display and it’s a completely different part than the outer glass. A faulty LCD screen is identified by certain signs such as a white screen, a blank or black display, or black lines/blotches visible on the inner screen. In many instances, the outer glass and inner LCD will both require replacement due to heavy damage.

iPod Touch Battery

The iPod Touch features an internal battery that requires recharging through the USB port of your computer. Since all rechargeable batteries eventually die, monitor your battery life to understand when the iTouch battery might require replacement due to diminished capacity. Batteries can be harmful to the environment so be sure to properly dispose of your old battery upon completion the repair.

iPod Touch Headphone Jack

The headphone jack is responsible for the production of audio. When the iPod Touch headphone jack becomes faulty, look for certain signs such as: static audio output, no sound produced at all, or audio in one ear only.

iPod Touch Backplate

The shiny rear panel of an iPod Touch can easily become dented, scratched, or warped. Often the result of a hard impact, the backplate sometimes requires replacement because it affects functionality or creates an unsightly cosmetic condition.

See more iPod Touch parts at our iPod Touch selection page.

Our 8 most popular iPod parts

Our 8 most popular iPod parts

Our 8 most popular iPod parts

We’ve compiled a list of our top selling iPod replacement parts and it consists of these eight common components.

iPod Battery

The iPod features a rechargeable lithium battery capable of long playback on a single charge. The capacity of lithium batteries diminish slightly after every recharge cycle until the unit exhibits typical diminished battery life. At this point, a replacement battery is required to renew full capacity.

iPod Headphone Jack

If you’re experiencing audio issues or your iPod only plays in one ear, the problem is likely to be headphone jack related. The headphone jack is one of our top sellers for a reason. This component is responsible for some of the most common failures known to affect Apple’s iPod Video and iTouch.

iPod Screen

Apple’s iPod screen has evolved from a monochrome display to a touch sensitive high resolution widescreen display. We offer high quality screens for every Apple model and our prices are unbeatable! Choose from iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Video, iPod Nano, and more.

iPod Hard Drive

A clicking hard drive, sad face error, or red x on iPod are all common hard drive issues. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by simply replacing the HDD cable, but many iPods require a replacement hard drive to restore proper functionality. Be sure to identify compatible replacements for your iPod model prior to placing an order.

iPod Logic Board

All components of the iPod are connected together via the logic board so its importance cannot be overstated. A damaged logic board can cause many issues with display, sound, and control functions. A dead iPod is the most common result of a faulty iPod logic board and exposure to water is the most common cause of failure.

iPod Click Wheel

With the popularity of touch sensitive screens growing, the use of click wheels is dying. The click wheel is now considered a remnant of the rapidly evolving world of digital technology. If you have an older iPod and the scroll or button functions aren’t working, the click wheel is likely to blame.

iPod Backplate

Cosmetic imperfections can flaw an otherwise perfect iPod and scratches, dents, and engravings are considered the most common reasons for backplate replacement. Upgrading or downgrading your iPod’s hard drive sometimes requires replacement of the backplate as well.

iPod Faceplate

The faceplate is the only component on our list of iPod parts that doesn’t affect the functionality of the device. Replacing the faceplate is strictly for cosmetic reasons and is typically due to surface scratches and scuffs which can affect the ability to enjoy display related features such as photos and videos.

See our iPod parts page to browse our catalog of iPod replacement parts.