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iPod Video new battery not charging

My battery on iPod Video 30Gb died, so i replaced for a new one. But my iPod wont charge throught the usb 2.0 ports on my Mac, tried the block charger and that doesnt work. I tried another new battery and the same problem. I tired a new cable same results. any ideas?

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I would at first check the voltage of the batteries with a multimeter.

if the voltage is to low - it wont charge (usb) or could take long to show sings of charging (wall charger).

the logic board could be the problem, but as i wrote before, check the voltage first.

you can also measure the battery contacts on the logic board - remove the battery, plug in the usb cable and measure the voltage on the logic board (i mean the battery contacts ;-) )

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i thought of that too but, i believed he tried two batteries. Then again wouldn't hurt to check with a voltage meter.


I had many batteries with low voltages - every flavour from 0 to 2.6v - that would always be to low to get an iPod charged via usb


I never had problems with batteries. i guess thats why i never checked the voltage. i have done over 100 battery changes and never a single problem.


thats funny - i had mre faulty/failed/deep discharged batteries in my life than faulty "logic boards". many batteries from china are too empty to get charged with normal equipment. i think that anyone could have different experiences with that stuff so we don't have to compare "body parts" here.


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Since it's under warranty

contact Apple support.

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The logic board which hold the charging unit is what goes bad. I dont know what causes it but i have seen a few cases where the battery just wont charge. its a hit or miss but the logic board would be the first place i would check. in all my cases it was just a matter of replacing the logic unit. BEFORE YOU go and order a part and try to fix it just look inside the charing port of your iPod and make sure there nothing in there.. sometimes its just a piece of lint stuck in there. =)

iPod Video (30 GB) Logic Board

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