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How to fix my iPod touch headphone jack?

How to fix my iPod touch headphone jack?

When I plug my headphones in my iPod I can only hear on the right side only. Is there something wrong with my iPod touch? I bought new headphones and it's still doing the same thing.

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bert [Entry]

Follow iFixit's guide. Here's the link. iPod Touch 4th Generation Headphone Jack Replacement I know it's 4th gen but it works.
bert [Entry]

Strip down a Johnson & Johnson Q-tip & dip it in alcohol. Insert damp Q-tip in earphone jack and twist. This apparently cleans the contacts cause the Q-tip came out pretty dirty. This fix my static issue. jdb
bert [Entry]

"I didn't have to take anything apart at all.

All I did was take a small, thin piece of a napkin, fold it once in half to fit the size of the headphone jack (making sure the strip was long enough to pull out if necessary, taping a tiny piece to the top of my iPod), and stuck it in there at the same time that I put the jack in.

It's been working perfectly fine so far, all I have to do is change the piece of napkin every week or so, to make sure it doesn't wear down.

My original problem was that I could only hear out of the right side of my headphones. I eventually noticed that the bottom right hand portion of the screen had the ability to slightly push down, making a light ""clicking"" noise. I thought of it as nothing, because it hadn't affected the performance of my iPod.

But recently, the above problem occurred. So that was my resolution. If any other type of suggestions aren't working (i.e., cleaning the jack with rubbing alcohol or physically taking off the screen) then try this.

It may or may not work, BUT BE CAREFUL: if you make the piece of napkin too thick and too short, it may get lodged in the very tip of the inside of the jack. Don't blame me if it doesn't work.

Best of luck!!"
bert [Entry]

"Anyone from iFixit that can help with this problem?

Another thing that might just work is a dismantle and review of the part. Might turn out there's a pin slightly pushed out of place (possible easy fix) as opposed to the ribbon cable damaged (more hassle)."
bert [Entry]

Dismantle the back(take off the back armor) and you will see two to three screws. Put on your headphones and play music while you are doing this. (do this for each screw seperately and make sure it's only the screws for the headphone jack). before very careful taking off the back also. What you need to do is while your headphones are plugged in, loosen or unscrew one of the screws. After, push in your headphones and adjust them to where both headphones work. Once both working properly, hold the headphone in place and screw back in the screw/tighten it. Once this is done for all screws, your ipod should be fixed.
bert [Entry]

This always fixed my headset problems for me http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.com/2012/0...