You plug in your earphones, press play, and all you hear is music in one ear. You immediately look at your iPod and jiggle the cord. You may take out the cord and plug it back in. The next thing you know you’re frantically shaking it and thoroughly annoyed.
If you’re lucky enough, you have another pair of earphones. You plug them in, and well, it’s not as lucky as you’d hoped because they don’t work either. You still can only hear music in one ear.
So, what could be going on with your iPod?
It’s likely the iPod headphone jack. Many times, it’s a hardware problem. The headphone jack can become loose, especially when you use your iPod while exercising. All that moving and shaking is bound to affect it in some way.
To ensure it’s not a glitch, follow these steps:
- Hold down the power button. Wait for it to turn off and then turn it back on after 10 seconds.
- If you haven’t already, plug in a new set of earphones.
- Reset your iPod to make sure software isn’t conflicting with it. You can do this by plugging your iPod into your computer and using iTunes to reset it to factory settings. This will erase all your settings, but sometimes, that’s the trick to getting it working again.
If you’ve followed these steps, and it still doesn’t work, it’s time to consider an iPod headphone jack repair.
Yes, you’ll read on the Internet that you can do it yourself. These instructions will tell you to open your iPod carefully, remove the existing jack and installing a new one. It’s not wise though.
Many people attempt to person an iPod headphone jack repair, and end up breaking their iPod. So, instead of paying a low price to have someone professionally repair it, they end up having to buy a new iPod, which causes significantly more.
At iResQ, we don’t want you to have to buy a new iPod. All of our iPod technicians are certified for a reason. To show you that we have experience opening iPods to fix them. We know what to do, we do it quickly, so you can have your iPod in good working order as quickly as possible.
Don’t risk your iPod’s life by attempting an iPod headphone jack repair yourself. Send it over to us for a professional repair by a certified technician. It will be much easier, and you won’t to worry about having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new one.