Headphone Jack Collar broken off, how to fix?
Hi! New here, and very new to repairing my own electronics, so please be patient with me! I have a first gen iPod, and it is in GREAT shape. It works! It charges, it plays my music, it even looks great. I've fallen back in love with it after over 20 years. It has exactly one flaw. The little white collar around the headphone jack has partially broken off. This means that if I'm not super careful with whatever I plug into it, it will be staticky or even turn the iPod off. I'm assuming that means something is exposed which shouldn't be. I've called every electronics repair in my city and no one still works on these. I was looking for a solution, even if it's just a way to carefully hold a cable in the port. I don't intend to carry it around, I'm planning to set up a cool little retro "stereo" with my modified Apple Pro speakers and my old iPod, so it will be still! As an alternative, if it's possible to output through the firewire port, that would be fine too. (I can route through an amp if that helps) Any ideas welcome! Thanks!