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Model A1059 or A1099 / 20, 40, or 60 GB hard drive / touch sensitive click wheel

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Installed 2nd battery but won't charge. Bad internal charger?

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Re iPod 4th Generation:

Charge graphic blinks and indicates a charge in progress but never happens. I've left it charging for several hours; No charge. I'm sure the battery is not defective.

Is there an internal charger part that could be defective? And is it a replaceable part?

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Crocdog, try to charge it with a Firewire charger. Check to make sure that your dock connector is clean, no debris, bend or corroded pins. You can also check the battery connector with the iPod plugged in to see if you receive any power from that. It should be around 4.2V-4.6V. Check the dock connector with a multimeter and see what voltages you get. The pinout for the dock connector can be found here. Yes, there are plenty of charging components on the logic board. All of them are SMC and would require a sound knowledge of soldering as well as the right tools. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Re: Crocdog charging the A1099 /20GB Ipod

Thank you O.T.03!

The docking connector answer worked perfect. It charged right up away.

The poor thing is now healthy and holding on to a charge...Saved from the bone yard!

Thanks again...



Crocdog, you are welcome. Best of luck to you.


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