45 minuten - 2 uren
Guess I sat on my Ipod one too many times. Somehow the audio jack got screwed and music was playing only through the left earbud. Thought it was a problem with my headphones until I tried several other pairs of headphones. Some Googling later, I found the iFixit repair guide for the jack and decided to just order the necessary parts and fix the darn thing myself, rather than taking it to the always not-so-helpful Apple store.
Received the replacement jack fairly quickly; I think I got it two or three days after I bought it. The guide wasn't kidding when it said opening the Ipod would be the hardest part. I managed to pry it the metal case apart jimmying the connection pieces with a flathead screwdriver and the broad side of a pocket knife. The screws inside were smaller than I had expected, but I got them out using the small star screwdriver that once upon a time came with one of my TechDeck Dudes (that tiny screwdriver has gotten me through many a repair job).
My only trouble with the process was putting the case back together. I got frustrated enough that I just sort of hammered it back into place, but I'm sure someone with more patience than I will be able to do it properly.