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How to turn on an iPod video (5g) without a battery?

I got an iPod that wasn’t working. I opened it up and saw that it had no battery. unfortunately, iPods won’t turn on without a battery. Is there a way around this?

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Unfortunately, no - other than ordering a new battery.

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Update - you apparently can, although you'll need a 30 pin to FireWire cable and something that has FireWire


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