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My iPod (video) won't charge or connect/sync, but turns on. Battery?

So here's the situation.

I have an iPod video 5th generation (late 2006 model). It's worked for years in the past, but then the cord was replaced. It was replaced with a cheap Hong Kong charger.... but the iPod seemed to not be charging after that, so it was left alone for years. Like I said, it was sitting around for years. I got it out recently, and tried to charge it via the Hong Kong and an official apple cord, and here's what happens with either cord:

When plugged in, it displays the "Very Low Battery, Please Wait" screen. After a minute or two, it powers on, but only shows a small red line in the battery symbol (upper right on the screen). No appearance of charging at all. On the computer, it plays the sound when devices are plugged in, but only shows a "USB device not recognized" message. Nothing shows up in iTunes or "My Computer". Also, the "Unknown device" on my computer gives a "code 43" error code.

I'm thinking it's the battery, but I want to be sure before buying a new one. Please give any helpful info you can. Thanks!

Other info:

I use Windows 7, and the iPod is configured to Windows.

I've tried resetting it, and putting it into disk mode, but nothing changes.

I've taken it apart, but nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary.

I've tried connecting it to a different computer, but the same sequence occurs.

Update

oldturkey03: I have tried connecting it when it's in disk mode, but it didn't change anything.

Hey guys, thanks for working with me on this. I've decided that I don't really need to fix it, and I've pretty much tried everything already. Thanks so much for your answers, though!

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i guess i have the same issue as you ? keep updated yeah!

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Luke Mason, the main issue here is your battery. your USB port only supplies 500mAh and may not be enough to charge a totally dischaged battery. The other thing is that your battery is probably, actually most likely, past the point of its life expectancy. I would replace the battery. It's an easy fix and may be all that is needed. Here is the guide. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I replaced the battery, but it does the same thing... This is getting really annoying... I think it's just shot. Anyone got any ideas?

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Luke, check the dock connector. Make sure that your pins are not bend, no corrosion, and no debris inside the dock connector. When you replaced the battery, make sure that the cable is inserted to the the marking on the battery cable and that the clip is secured.

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Try charging via firewire

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I was having this problem with a used ipod video I got second hand. The battery wouldn't charge no matter what (on USB wall charger). Read your comment and connected it to a Firewire wall charger and it booted immediately. I can't believe it. Thank you very much!

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Dear Luke,

I think there is a possibility at the connecter and Logic board.

You changed a battery, it means you pull off the cable from battery connecter.

A battery connnecter is only soldering on logic board, and sometimes thae soldering

make cracks and it makes many many unfortunately isuues for iPod.

If you touch a connnecter, and if it move a slightly, a soldering is broken.

Please check a batttery connecter.

Good luck and God bless you, and never give up!

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its probably the @%$%%%! harddrive it must be replaced i have this weird problem as well

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Have you checked if you can still get the iPod into disk or diagnostics mode? Tried a USB-to-Zif adapter to check your HDD?

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