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

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Battery low even if charged post replacing the battery and the HDD

I replaced tghe HD and the battery. When I connect the iPod to a wall charger I get a switing display between visit www/ and the dark apple.

Post 3 hrs when I connect the same to a computer the screen indicates battery very low and is so for past 2 hrs.

Whats up here ? Itunes does not see the iPod.

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It was a HD Cable connection issue, I today opened it and replaced the HD cable on both end (HD itself and the iPod Board.

The Battery Got Charged and the iPod boots to display a message asking it to connect to a computer.

Now With Win 7 the iPod first time got connected and restored but in sync failed due to Unknown error (-69) I reset it and restatred the restore process but it failed due to 1415 and 1435 errors.

I then connected it to a XP based machines. Using USB ports in front and then on the monitors. iPod was recognised and asked if it should be restored. Since almost 2 hrs it now is not showing any thing on the computer and wonder that if the iPod restore is hung or ??????

I have replaced HDD and Battery of the iPod 30 GB as I bought the same from Ifixit.

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The error 69 should be a "unusable file error"

the 1415 error is related to a to old itunes version.

syncinc the iPod right after a hdd replacement shouldn't work - when you put in a hdd - the iPod needs to be restored.

you should also check the contacts inside the dock connector - the are sometimes bent.

the full restore shouldn't take longer than a few minutes (maybe something between 2 and 5 minutes - including the download time for the firmware)

using the front usb's from a desktop computer could led to problems - they have sometimes a lower voltage than the ones on the backside


Thans much Marcus to explain. I post many resets and getting the iPod in DISK Mode. It is reset successfully with the XP based Computer. The iPod then automatically tries to SYNC with the Library in Itunes. The Last it failed due to -50. I was tired and left it for later to start a fresh, Each time the SYnc Fails the iPod goed in the restore mode... And I not able to copy songs from Itunes. I am begining to doubt that the Logic Board is going bad.. there exisit issue at times this iPod completely Freezes itself and the Itunes. This was the original reason I replaced the HDD and the Battery.

Any advise / help very welcome.


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that would all mean that the hdd is faulty.

since i've seen it twice - did you connect the hdd correctly ??

cn you hear the hdd when you start the iPod ?

boot the iPod in diagnostics mode (youtube video), select manual test, then io, go to harddrive and select it, the first test is hdspecs.

select that item and wait a little bit - you should see some infos about the hdd - if you have a 30gb model and it shows up as a 96gb hdd - the harddrive is toast

it would be great if you give us a feedback with the data the iPod diagnistics gave you

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