Original post by: oldturkey03 ,
ptrkmj, looks like you most certainly removed most of the important pieces already. The last time I had issues somewhat similar to yours, I had trouble with the HDD cable and I ended up with the low battery issue as well. Also, can you get into anything on your iPod like the diagnostic menu and try to see what it gives you on the checks. Good Luck and let us know so we can continue to assist you.