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Title:

Replaced a faulty battery, now it won't charge?

Text:

'''The short version:''' After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is now completely dead.
 
(EDITED, originally the line ''mistakenly'' sayid "notsaid ''not completely dead"dead'')
(EDITED, originally the line ''mistakenly'' sayid "notsaid ''not completely dead"dead'')
 
'''The detailed version:'''
 
I've a 30Gb 5th gen iPod. I got it as a slightly faulty hand-me-down from my brother when he upgraded; the problems were:
 
* a short battery life (5 or 6 hours of music without using the equaliser)
* nothing audible in the right earphone when using the 3.5mm jack
* case scratches
 
I'd tested the iPod by using a dock connector adapter to listen to music from the rectrangular connector and after getting sound out of both earphones concluded the headphone jack might be faulty too.
 
Anyway, I ordered parts after the lack of a volume control and ever worsening battery life became a pain in the neck, and (perhaps rather foolishly installed) them all in one go (which has made diagnosing what's wrong a pain).
 
'''Replaced parts'''
 
* clickwheel button
* clickwheel
* front casing
* hold switch / earphone jack assembly
* battery
 
Well needless to say something has gone wrong and here I am looking for clues.
 
Symptoms are
 
* no sign of life when charged from an iPod charger, or USB cable. (Both cables are tested and known to work)
* * No sign of recognition from disc utility when connected to my macbook
* slightly audible cracking when I listen to the iPod when its charging though earphones (I was trying to determine if only the screen wasn't operational. Wishful thinking, but worth a shot I guess)
 
When I was taking it apart I noticed that the upper right of the metal chassis was fractured, and I'm now thinking it was more likely a logicboard problem than the headphone jack part.
 
Anyway, I felt I should ask if anyone has any ideas what else it could be, in case it could be something as simple as needing to leave a new battery charging for a few hours.
 
So... any ideas? Anyone?

Device:

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

71611

Edit by: Anthony B ,

Title:

Replaced a faulty battery, now it won't charge?

Text:

'''The short version:''' After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is notnow completely dead.

(EDITED, originally the line ''mistakenly'' sayid "not completely dead")
'''The short version:''' After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is notnow completely dead.

(EDITED, originally the line ''mistakenly'' sayid "not completely dead")
 
'''The detailed version:'''
 
I've a 30Gb 5th gen iPod. I got it as a slightly faulty hand-me-down from my brother when he upgraded; the problems were:
 
* a short battery life (5 or 6 hours of music without using the equaliser)
* nothing audible in the right earphone when using the 3.5mm jack
* case scratches
 
I'd tested the iPod by using a dock connector adapter to listen to music from the rectrangular connector and after getting sound out of both earphones concluded the headphone jack might be faulty too.
 
Anyway, I ordered parts after the lack of a volume control and ever worsening battery life became a pain in the neck, and (perhaps rather foolishly installed) them all in one go (which has made diagnosing what's wrong a pain).
 
'''Replaced parts'''
 
* clickwheel button
* clickwheel
* front casing
* hold switch / earphone jack assembly
* battery
 
Well needless to say something has gone wrong and here I am looking for clues.
 
Symptoms are
 
* no sign of life when charged from an iPod charger, or USB cable. (Both cables are tested and known to work)
* * No sign of recognition from disc utility when connected to my macbook
* slightly audible cracking when I listen to the iPod when its charging though earphones (I was trying to determine if only the screen wasn't operational. Wishful thinking, but worth a shot I guess)
 
When I was taking it apart I noticed that the upper right of the metal chassis was fractured, and I'm now thinking it was more likely a logicboard problem than the headphone jack part.
 
Anyway, I felt I should ask if anyone has any ideas what else it could be, in case it could be something as simple as needing to leave a new battery charging for a few hours.
 
So... any ideas? Anyone?

Device:

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

71611

Edit by: Anthony B ,

Title:

Replaced a faulty battery, now it won't charge?

Text:

'''The short version:''' After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is not completely dead.

'''The detailed version:'''

I've a 30Gb 5th gen iPod. I got it as a slightly faulty hand-me-down from my brother when he upgraded; the  problems were:

* a short battery life (5 or 6 hours of music without using the equaliser)
* nothing audible in the right earphone when using the 3.5mm jack
* case scratches

I'd tested the iPod by using a dock connector adapter to listen to music from the rectrangular connector and after getting sound out of both earphones concluded the headphone jack might be faulty too.

Anyway, I ordered parts after the lack of a volume control and ever worsening battery life became a pain in the neck, and (perhaps rather foolishly installed) them all in one go (which has made diagnosing what's wrong a pain).

'''Replaced parts'''

* clickwheel button
* clickwheel
* front casing
* hold switch / earphone jack assembly
* battery

Well needless to say something has gone wrong and here I am looking for clues.

Symptoms are

* no sign of life when charged from an iPod charger, or USB cable. (Both cables are tested and known to work)
* * No sign of recognition from disc utility when connected to my macbook
* slightly audible cracking when I listen to the iPod when its charging though earphones (I was trying to determine if only the screen wasn't operational. Wishful thinking, but worth a shot I guess)

When I was taking it apart I noticed that the upper right of the metal chassis was fractured, and I'm now thinking it was more likely a logicboard problem than the headphone jack part.

Anyway, I felt I should ask if anyone has any ideas what else it could be, in case it could be something as simple as needing to leave a new battery charging for a few hours.

So... any ideas? Anyone?

Device:

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

71611

Original post by: Anthony B ,

Title:

Replaced a faulty battery, now it won't charge?

Text:

'''The short version:''' After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is not completely dead.

'''The detailed version:'''

I've a 30Gb 5th gen iPod. I got it as a slightly faulty hand-me-down from my brother when he upgraded; the  problems were:

* a short battery life (5 or 6 hours of music without using the equaliser)
* nothing audible in the right earphone when using the 3.5mm jack
* case scratches

I'd tested the iPod by using a dock connector adapter to listen to music from the rectrangular connector and after getting sound out of both earphones concluded the headphone jack might be faulty too.

Anyway, I ordered parts after the lack of a volume control and ever worsening battery life became a pain in the neck, and (perhaps rather foolishly installed) them all in one go (which has made diagnosing what's wrong a pain).

'''Replaced parts'''

* clickwheel button
* clickwheel
* front casing
* hold switch / earphone jack assembly
* battery

Well needless to say something has gone wrong and here I am looking for clues.

Symptoms are

* no sign of life when charged from an iPod charger, or USB cable. (Both cables are tested and known to work)
* * No sign of recognition from disc utility when connected to my macbook
* slightly audible cracking when I listen to the iPod when its charging though earphones (I was trying to determine if only the screen wasn't operational. Wishful thinking, but worth a shot I guess)

When I was taking it apart I noticed that the upper right of the metal chassis was fractured, and I'm now thinking it was more likely a logicboard problem than the headphone jack part.

Anyway, I felt I should ask if anyone has any ideas what else it could be, in case it could be something as simple as needing to leave a new battery charging for a few hours.

So... any ideas? Anyone?

Device:

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

Status:

open