Replaced a faulty battery, now it won't charge?
The short version: After replacing my battery on an iPod 5G/Video (30Gb) which had a possible logicboard fault too the iPod is now completely dead.
(EDITED, originally the line mistakenly said not completely dead)
The detailed version:
I've a 30Gb 5th gen iPod. I got it as a slightly faulty hand-me-down from my brother when he upgraded; the problems were:
- a short battery life (5 or 6 hours of music without using the equaliser)
- nothing audible in the right earphone when using the 3.5mm jack
- case scratches
I'd tested the iPod by using a dock connector adapter to listen to music from the rectrangular connector and after getting sound out of both earphones concluded the headphone jack might be faulty too.
Anyway, I ordered parts after the lack of a volume control and ever worsening battery life became a pain in the neck, and (perhaps rather foolishly installed) them all in one go (which has made diagnosing what's wrong a pain).
- clickwheel button
- front casing
- hold switch / earphone jack assembly
Well needless to say something has gone wrong and here I am looking for clues.
- no sign of life when charged from an iPod charger, or USB cable. (Both cables are tested and known to work)
- * No sign of recognition from disc utility when connected to my macbook
- slightly audible cracking when I listen to the iPod when its charging though earphones (I was trying to determine if only the screen wasn't operational. Wishful thinking, but worth a shot I guess)
When I was taking it apart I noticed that the upper right of the metal chassis was fractured, and I'm now thinking it was more likely a logicboard problem than the headphone jack part.
Anyway, I felt I should ask if anyone has any ideas what else it could be, in case it could be something as simple as needing to leave a new battery charging for a few hours.
So... any ideas? Anyone?
Is this a good question?