I have had a broken iPod for a few years now. When I took it to the (always overpriced) Apple Store they wanted so much to fix it, I decided to just buy a new one. The new one’s earpiece recently went out and the shop that fixed told me, if you hear a clicking sound from your iPod, turn it on the left side and hit it on a hard surface 5 times (not too hard) and it will work. I thought, that’s bullsh…, but I figured what did I have to lose, I tried it and it WORKED. The iPod is working like a charm after being shot for the last 4 years.