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new battery in 5th gen iPod not holding charge

I just installed a new hard drive and a new battery in my ipod.

The drive is a MK6008GAH from a samsung Q1 Ultra, so claims the ebay seller. The ipod switches on, displays the black screen with apple logo then just the sad ipod screen. I've tried leaving it to charge (via wall charger) overnight but as soon as I unplug the ipod switches off.

I've been trying to put it into disk mode, I succeeded once, connected the ipod to my computer but the ipod froze before the computer recognised it. Any ideas what might be wrong? Perhaps a dud harddrive?

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The original hard drive was a MK6008GAH, I also used a Samsung HS081HA for a while.

I should add that I've tried three different batteries with the current hard drive, two of which had never been used before. Unfortunately I don't have a multimeter, I've never used one before either.

When you say cable do you mean the HDD cable?


Yes, sorry. That is what I meant, The HDD cable has a tendency of breaking after a few times, probably due to the sharp bend.


Great, I don't have a multimeter so I just bought a new HDD cable, hopefully that should sort the problem out. I'll report back either way.Thanks!


One more question - will I be ok for testing an iPod if I buy the very cheapest multimeter eBay can offer?


Yes, start of inexpensive. Most of them have AC and DC voltage as well as Ohm's and some even Amp's. And its not cheap, it's frugal :-)


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What hard drive did you have in the iPod before? If it was a Hitachi, you will need a different HDD cable. Even in this case, I'd start with the cable. If you have a multimeter, check your battery voltage and double check your battery connection. Watch the connector, it has a tendency of getting ripped of the logic board. Also make sure that the clip that holds the cable into the connector is properly seated. Check your cable, as well as your dock connector for bend, broken or corroded pins.

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Hey man,

just got the new connecter through the post and the ipod is working better than ever! Thanks so much!


You are very welcome and congratulations on getting it done. All the best to you....:-)


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