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No sound. Mainboard, Harddrive or something else?

No sound. Mainboard, Harddrive or something else?

Hello, I currently have a 5th gen ipod that will not play any sound except for a very light static through the headphones. (the static plays whether there is music playing or not)


I do agree with cmd to check the headphone jack, but having repaired a dozen or so of these iPods I know that it is almost impossible unless you have the right equipment. It would be nice if you could get someone to let you use a docking station etc. To see if you have audio out from the iPod. This particular model has a problem with an IC on the logic board. You can try and see if you get sounds by applying some pressure to the right lower side of the ipod, almost between the click wheel and the bottom corner. Here is a forum that explains that discussions.apple/thread.jspa... and check for a posting by IPOD_wrecker. If that is happening to you there are only a couple of options. New logic board fro about $40 on eBay, reflow your old logic board or you can try what warnergt did on forums.macnn/103/ipod-iphone-... it is kind of crude but it does seem to work. Of course I hope it is not and that it just needs a new audio jack iPod Video 30 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch Good luck to you and your iPod.

"If you have a multimeter, check your solder points to see if they have connection. You should be able to follow the traces from where you soldered to find a good test place. It sounds like the ground, left, or right wire has a bad or no connection.

I haven't worked on this model, if the headphone jack isn't soldered in, then I would check the connector and make sure it is clean."

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