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

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iPod does not start, hard drive or logic board?

I replaced the battery, but iPod still acts as before. Will not hold a charge and only starts when plugged into wall, after going through a cycle about 45 times. Whirs like it's going to start, when apple appears, it clicks off after one second and starts whirring back to start...continues 45 to 47 times then finally boots up. I can see everything, play music..battery says fully charged very quickly but immediatly shuts down when unplugged. Which, by the way, this is how my problem started before I replaced battery. You can hear static when it reboots. The iPod died as I was listening to it, which was being charged at the time...it was almost as if something disconnected inside. Will not start when plugged into my Mac.

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Janna Lookabaugh, it does sound like the charging circuit on the logic board is giving you trouble. "Will not hold a charge and only starts when plugged into wall," does not sound like a HDD problem at all (of course anything is possible, but very highly unlikely:-) Use these guides to disassemble your iPod and take a close look at the battery connector. On this model, the connector has a tendency of breaking of the logic board. Ultimately, the error does originate from your logic board. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I'm at a loss of what to do next - I've taken the iPod apart several times, reconnected the battery and the logic board wires,nothing seems to be wrong with the the battery connector. Should I replace the logic board? Can the logic board just fail this quickly?

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Sorry to say, but yes it can. Do one more thing, just to make sure. Purchase an inexpensive Zif-to-USB adapter and see if you can access your hard drive separate from your iPod. That way you can be absolutely sure that it is either or. Those adapters can be had for a few $ but can save you in the long run. something like this is what I use http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-IDE-1-8-ZI...

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I have the iPod up by leaving it plugged in and letting it go through the cycle, and can play music, watch videos, etc. and everything seems to be there...does this mean the hard drive is good or do I still need to get the hard drive away from the iPod to make sure?

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If your hard drive functions without any issues, it is not your drive. Take another good look at the battery (replace it once more with another new one) and the connector.

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oldturkey...THANK YOU!!! I called iFixit and told the person who answered the call that I may have another bad battery. He and iFixit, sent me another. I just popped it in (by now I can open up my iPod quickly) and it started up as if it never had a problem!! It's so nice to have my iPod back!

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