Replaced battery, still not powering on

I bought a replacement battery kit and a spudger from ifixit. Getting the screen off was probably the hardest part (besides trying to get off two tiny stripped screws), I cracked the screen in a few places but I still wanted to replace the battery to see if it would work.

The two blue plastic ipod tools weren't very helpful so I ended up just using the spudger which worked great. I followed the guide and found it pretty easy to navigate. Once I soldered the battery in and put the tape back on, I was really excited to plug in the LCD screen. Plugged it in, pushed the power button and for the first time in months I saw the screen light up and my old background picture came up.

I tried to unlock the ipod by swiping it but realized that I needed to put the screen back on first to test it out.

I turned it off, put the ipod back together, plugged in the screen, turned on the ipod and... nothing happened. What a bummer. I tried all kinds of methods to turn it on and restart it but alas, the screen stayed blank.

I plugged the ipod into an AC adapter I had overnight and while I was at work. I came home and tried to turn it on and it gave me the empty red battery signal with a plug and a lightning bolt.

I was going to give up on it and move on, but this empty battery signal gave me hope.

Anyone know what I should try next?

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If I were you I'd take the digitizer off again and see if it charges. A good battery shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour to charge to a point where ipod can be used again.

If that doesn't work and if you have a multimeter check that the battery is indeed soldered correctly The test points are shown in this link. http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6589/... If you don't get continuity between the solder point and test point then it will need to be re-soldered.

As a last idea... I once, while fixing a ipod, accidentally shorted out the battery points on an ipod that I knew worked. after shorting the ipod no longer turned on. I removed the battery, pressed the ON button a few times to discharge the unit, let it sit for a few minutes, then reattached battery, and presto, it turned on again.

good luck.

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I tried to solder the battery off and re-solder it back on and I'm pretty sure I melted the logic board a little around the battery connections. That's what I get from coming home late from work and quickly trying to un-solder the connections... this takes some patience and I did not have any that night :P

I had a really hard time getting the solder off, it just wouldn't stick to anything else. I need to get some braided copper wire or those little turkey baster looking things that make it easy to remove solder.

Thanks for the tips Carpenter, next time I solder I'll make sure I am plenty relaxed :)

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Check ur battery connections

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They look fine to me, are you saying I should unsolder them and then try re-soldering?

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