Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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iPod classic 80 Gb dont work, onmly in docking station

Hi I have a serious problem. My iPod Classic 80 GB dont work any more. It dont charge with adapter even with PC connection (there is only a flashing, half transparent Apple logo... it look like the Pod want to charge but will be diconnected every second). But the crazy thing is that it works fine in a docking station (JBV low cost station): Access to the disc, play all songs in good quality. IF I move it from docking station it switches off and the same situation as before. The battery symbol show full loaded. I tried a Reset (when it was in the docking station, without effect), I tied a other cabel: no effect.

Thanks for help and sorry for my bad English

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Thanks a lot for very fast help. Yes it is a Classic device, I test it with the serial number and the identification tool on this side. Ok, than I have to look for someone here in Germany / Hamburg who will do it for me because I looked at the very good description here, but I am not so familar with such "smal parts" :-( I got this iPod at ebay for cheap and it will be a present for my best friend.

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Suriel, vielen dank fuer die annehmung von meiner antwort. Es ist nicht sehr kompliziert und Ich glaube das Du das schon machen koenntest. Alles beste und viel Glueck mit deinem iPod. :-)

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Suriel, it definitely sounds to me like you need a new battery. If your iPod plays on a docking station, it is usually because they supply a higher amperage. If your battery is below I believe 2.7 or 2.3 V your charger will not have enough "oomph" to charge it. Of course make sure that your dock connector ( the bottom part where the cable plugs in) has no bend pins, no debris and no corrosion. Also, make sure you have a good cable. I noticed that you called it a Classis, make sure that is what it is and not a iPod 5th generation. People call it Classic too, but it's actually the iPod Video :-) Nothing wrong with your English. Hope this helps, good luck.

http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-Cl...

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