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13Nov/180

Repairing a 3rd Gen iPod Dock

I've had this little beast for a very long time and thought my amplifier was playing up when the left channel started cutting in and out. A quick amount of cable-jiggling proved otherwise: the jack on the back of the iPod Dock was frail.

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No amount of stickytape would keep the cable in contact with the socket, so I endeavoured to open the unit up. Turns out there's large tabs on the inside 'side' edges and smaller tabs along the longer edges.

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The cracked solder joints were immediately obvious and a quick touch-up with the soldering iron brought the conductivity back from a crackling zero to 'awesome'. I really love easy fixes!

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