September 19, 2010 by Darlene McC
Like most people, I came to appreciate the need for music and headphones much more when I moved to NYC. The overwhelming sensory experience of the subway during rush hour makes them a near necessity. So you can imagine my dismay when the hold button on my 4 year old nano (which has been on the fritz for some time) finally jammed ‘on’. When it’s all hold, all the time you can’t push play.
So I tried taking matters into my own hands, and fortunately I’m not the only one. Following the advice of this video I cracked the sucker open:
…and when I did it looked like this:
I isolated the hold switch from it’s external hardware; but sure enough it’s stuck. There’s a fix, to solder the switch open, but I don’t have any teeny tiny screw drivers or soldering guns… so the question is: do I figure out how to get access to them, or pony up the $$ for a new ipod?