Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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Snapping iPod together causes battery to drain?

I swapped my HDD for a 128gb mSATA SSD using a ZIF adapter. Everything was working (iTunes detected and restored the iPod successfully, it even showed the 120gb capacity) until I snapped the panels back together, then the iPod started getting hot and the battery drained very quickly. I separated the two halves again, and again it started working. I'm not sure what's going on.

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I would make sure that you have enough clearance between the battery and the back cover. It sounds like it is shortening out due to not enough clearance.

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I had considered that, but the battery works fine now that I've replaced the old hard drive and reassembled everything. I even made sure that the SSD was not making contact with either the back panel or the battery's ribbon cable.

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I think I'm going to swap out my slim back for a fat back. Will my headphone jack assembly still work in the fat back?

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Yes it will, just check the length and make sure it reaches without difficulty. The thicker back usually has a longer cable for the jack and the hold switch, but in your case it may not make to much difference, since you are not using a thicker hard drive. Hope this helps.

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I appreciate the feedback. The current set of ribbon cables has a lot of give (much more than the .12" difference in thickness between the two models), so I'm feeling confident that the fat back won't be a problem.

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