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Battery only holds a bit of a charge

I just recently changed my audio jack/hold button. Upon taking off the battery I accidentally pierced the battery (the only thing around when I pierced it was the audio jack which I replaced anyway). So I ordered a new battery from the site (noticed that it was a slightly lower mAh than the one I have now, but I put it all together and it worked fine.

I received the battery at about 30% so I charged it, it showed it was at full battery. I used it for a few days, went to charge it again, and now it only charges to about 1/5th of battery capacity. It still connects to my computer fine and shows that it is charging. I've tried a bunch of different chargers, I've reset the ipod.

When I put the ipod back together I did notice that the horizontal metal line in the charging port is split in half. The one half is raised up a tiny bit. I'm unsure if I broke something or rearranged something (if this is making any sense at all).

I'm going to use it until it dies and see if it's not holding a charge at all anymore or just capping at a certain percent.

My ipod is the thin version.

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Modern batteries don't like to be drained completely. However, you can test that and see what happens. My bet is you received a bad battery. Discuss it with iFixit (if you got it from them) via Email. If it turns out to be bad indeed, they'll replace it for you.

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It is now not holding any charge. I will do just that. Thanks!


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