Logic Board



Logic boards are the brain of the iPod, controlling all of the devices functions. Different version mainboards have different restrictions/compatibility. It is not possible to upgrade or flash your board to use a different firmware version, so it is important you fully understand which model you need.


This was the final revision of the iPod Classic motherboard and is available in three different firmware versions; 2.0.5, 2.0.4 and 2.0.1.

  • 2.0.5 was used on the 7th generation 160GB, it has a higher maximum volume and does not have a drive capacity limit in place.
  • 2.0.4 is the same as 2.0.5 but has an EU volume limit in place, making the maximum volume lower than the 2.0.5 version.
  • 2.0.1 was used in 120GB iPod Classic models, it has a 127GB drive capacity limit.


Available with part numbers 820-2168-A, 820-2168-04 and 820-2168-05. This board was originally used in the 6th generation Classic (80GB/160GB). and has a 127GB (128GB) drive capacity limit. The firmware used is version 1.1.2.

Common faults

A faulty logic board can show a wide range of problems, the following are some of the most common issues that a replacement board will likely fix.

  • Dead iPod, no power, unresponsive when plugged in etc.
  • Not charging (Also test battery).
  • White screen (Also test LCD).
  • One or more buttons not working (Also test clickwheel).


Replacing the logic board in an iPod Classic is not an easy task, you must disconnect and reconnect all parts and risk causing further damage if not careful. If your board is broken, damaged or faulty our repair service will fix your iPod with by installing a replacement board, contact us for more information.


We can carry out a range of repairs on damaged iPod Classic boards, including replacing the battery connector, dock connector, hold/jack clamp and more! Contact us for details.