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my ipod classic 160gb just stopped connecting to the computer it doesn't show up, bearly charges even in the wall

i leave it in the computer all night without it saying connected or even charging, to have it charged in the morning, iv tryd many different cables i know my way around the computer so i dont think its that (but the truth is who knows?) i went through the device manager many times and nothing (and also if it was the computer why wouldnt it charge in the wall?)

if tryd putting it to disk mode and still same,

the ipod otherwise is working fine

please give me some addvice on how to get my ipod to start responding again!

thanks

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mend, the very first thing I would start with to clean the dock connector. Use some compressed air, isopropyl alcohol and a small non-metallic pick i.e. toothpick. Make sure that your pins are not corroded, bend or broken. If all that checks out okay and you still have problems, replace the battery. It is possible that the battery is at the end of its lifespan. Not a terribly difficult job, follow this guide iPod Classic Battery Replacement and you can get the battery from here iPod Classic (Thin) Replacement Battery as well as many other places. Hope this helps, good luck.

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iPod Classic (Thin) Replacement Battery

Replacement 580 mAh battery for iPod Classic. Compatible with iPod Classic 80, 120, or 160 (Thin) iPod Classics. — 4 available at 13.95 each.

thanks for your reply do you mean to try to clean it from the bottom of the ipod? inside where the wire goes? does it make sence that sinse the battery is almost finished it wont connect to a computer?, (when i leave it over night and its charged in the morning it does last for quite a bit!)

mend,

correct, you must clean the part where the cable plugs in. Even something as trivial as pocket lint can cause your dock connector from not working properly. Your original question stated that it was not charging, now you are saying that it does charger when left on a charger overnight, your battery may just not hold a charge for long. If it still does not work, replace the battery.

oldturkey03,

do you know if i could use a battery for a video in a classic and visa versa? btw thanks for your help

mend,

No, you can not. The 30GB battery is thinner, than the others. If you have a 30GB and use a 60GB battery, it will exert to much pressure on your LCD and it will crack.

oldturkey03,

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