My iPod cannot detect being charged
I got myself an iPod Mini recently from eBay. Everything seemed to work OK, but then I decided to format the device, since well - I had to put my own music on it. Of course, iTunes asked me to download and upgrade to the 1.4.1 firmware - and I did.
The iPod got stuck at the firmware upgrade, and only shows up a picture of a power adapter being connected to a plug.
This is *not* a problem related with the chord or the adapter. I tried using a 12W adapter that I checked with an iPhone before testing it on the iPod. Yet it fails. I checked on Diagnostic mode, on the CHRGCUR option, and it does not detect being plugged on (shows up the "NO CHRG" value) - unless I set USBSUSP and CHGRSTN to 0 (I don't know what these values mean, though), showing up the desired "CHGRING" text. The value keeps at "NO CHGR" if disconnected or connected to a computer.
I thought about the chance of the battery being dead... but the "BATT A2D" menu seems to disagree. As I am writing this, it has a value of 649, and I think that's way too much for a broken battery.
I also have tried this trick, but it's completely useless.
Could anyone tell me how to fix this or, at the very least "fool" the device into thinking that it is being charged?
Is this a good question?