iPod Connector Female SMD

This is the female connector found inside the iPod itself. Mates with the v1/v2 iPod connectors listed.

iPod Connector Female SMD Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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  • stephan schulz / about 14 years ago / 3

    i think it would begreat if you guys could offer a break out board (+ holes for feet) for this SMD female connector. this would allow people to use it with the through hole circuits.
    cheers, stephan.

  • bjay / about 13 years ago / 1

    I have a first generation iPod Nano, and the charger port is broken, is this part what I need in order to fix it?

    • Ray101 / about 12 years ago / 1

      I'm about to perform surgery on my iPod Touch 3G (mentioned this in an above comment).

      Find your device's teardown on ifixit and follow their steps to take it apart. You will probably need several special tools, which will be mentioned there.

  • Member #216075 / about 13 years ago / 1

    This connector puts all 30 pins to one layer (true surface mount) and does not pass the default DRC in Eagle. The male connector, on the other hand, can be coaxed to slide onto the edge of a board, with half the pins on each side. Any chance you can find a similar "split" female connector?

  • joachim / about 13 years ago / 1

    I need a housing for this, a nice plug I can connect to the docking station and still fit a small pcb. Any ideas on sources?

  • Ray101 / about 13 years ago / 1

    The dock connector on my iTouch 3G broke, and it's no longer covered by warranty. Any thoughts on desoldering it and replacing it with this one?

    • BigHomie / about 13 years ago / 1


      Any thoughts on desoldering it and replacing it with this one?
      Yeah, my thought is go for it. If it's out of warranty, what's the worst that could happen? I would try it, especially if you have a decent soldering iron.

      • Ray101 / about 13 years ago / 1

        Apologies for the delayed response. At the moment, I've devised a charging cradle that holds the iTouch at various angles, applying pressure on the dock connector which causes all the pins to make contact. This is working less effectively every day, so I will have get it backed up and do the procedure fairly soon.
        I have a good soldering iron, works fine with SMT components.

  • Kevin Vermeer / about 14 years ago / 1

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