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    Unhappy iPod video 30gb trouble
    I have a 30gb video that I use strictly in the car. It has been working fine for a good amount of time now, but has stopped working suddenly. Last week, while driving, this screeching noise came out of the speakers while playing a song. I thought it was a bad usb/ipod connection, but it wasn't it. Now, the ipod does not play any sound, even though it shows the song playing through on the screen. No matter if I plug it in via the usb or the headphone jack, no sound comes out of it. Anyone know what this problem could be? I've been searching for a related problem online almost all day, and can't seem to find anything, even though I don't really know the keyword(s) to search for.
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    Could be a problem with the headphone jack; it's a common problem with the 5G iPods. You can get a replacement headphone jack for a few bucks from ifixit.com. I fixed mine a few years ago when it had that problem; it was surprisingly easy. Just make sure you're grounded when you fix it, as a single spark will fry the motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauber View Post
    Could be a problem with the headphone jack; it's a common problem with the 5G iPods. You can get a replacement headphone jack for a few bucks from ifixit.com. I fixed mine a few years ago when it had that problem; it was surprisingly easy. Just make sure you're grounded when you fix it, as a single spark will fry the motherboard.
    It's not the jack because the Harman Kardon system plugs in through the ipod usb connector, the the headphone jack. Even through it, it doesn't play audio, even though it shows the song playing along. The same problem is noticed when using the headphone jack.
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    For anyone else curious, here is a thread that I just found on Apple's site describing my EXACT problem-
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...95417&tstart=0
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    I've been finding out more and more info on this, but Apple won't tell anyone how to fix it, and have stopped repairing for this MANUFACTURER DEFECT! I'm honestly so ticked off right now!
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    To be fair, it is an old iPod...the 30-gig is from 2005...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauber View Post
    To be fair, it is an old iPod...the 30-gig is from 2005...
    So? The same problem has persisted from that model since new, and even on new classic models. Apple knows of the problem, and has completely stopped helping customers. They don't even tell people what the problem is. I think you haven't been reading the problems that people are having.
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