Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:40 PM
I don't have an Ipod, but the description of your problem certainly sounds like a cracked or broken solder point on the headphone jack. Any good electronics repair shop should be able to do the job, but it's getting harder and harder to find electronics repair shops in most places -- at least around me. One problem is that the Ipod really wasn't made to be opened up. A repair shop that attempted this job would risk doing cosmetic damage to the case.
I don't really understand why you'd lose your music, unless the repair shop was planning to replace the hard disk.