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replace a microprocessor in iPod classic. glued?

replace a microprocessor in iPod classic. glued?
apparantly some sound problems in the 5th gen classics stem from the microprocessors age. (that is the way Apple explains the problem) This model will loose sound output until you squeeze the bottom right corner of the ipod. Them voila, there is sound. Apple was taking these back and replacing up until only a couple of months ago. Soooo, my question is: the microprocessor is pretty small and apparently glued in. Can this be replaced ? i'm not a specialist in this field by no means , but I DO WANT TO FIX THE WORLD. lol


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 check on here No sound. Mainboard, Harddrive or something else? as well as more post you will see that there are issues with the Pod Video but they are fixable. So go give it a try and keep that legacy stuff operating. Good Luck and let us know how it is going.

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