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No power charging, no other signs as well,


got an Ipod which is not giving any signs at all.

When connected to my Mac nothing happens, same when connected to the power charger. Charging cables have been changed, several other mac's tried as well- no reaction.

Reset didn't work since the Ipod doesnt give any signs of...Display is off, no acustic noise from the HD, nothing!

Could it be that the battery is down and I nead to replace it or do you guys think it is the LB or HD?

how can I figure out if its the battery?

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I have installed the new battery, and managed to get it running, but... Here is the full story:

I have connected the Ipod with the new battery to the wall plug before putting the cases together again, to see if the battery is working. The display was showing the usual signs (first the apple, then the informationt that the battery is very low and that it will take some time to load and so on... I even managed to have the menue popping up). It wasnt even for a minute loading. So everything seemed to be OK to me before putting the two cases together. So I decided to put the cover back and assemble it. So I did, and nothing was going again when I wanted to continue to charge immediately after!!!

I did rejoined it again, checked the connections (battery ribbon cable and the second one that I have removed according to ur manual) and the result is a empty but some kind of half shining and glimmering display with a peep tone like when a baby cry!!! (I guess the hard drive is trying to pick it up) from within the device when the charging cable is connected.

I have left it charging for some time- no change: the display is half shining, glimmering and you can hear a very low peep noise from the HD I guess. Removing the charger cable: the display gets darker, the peep noise lower, it looks like the battery has picked up some power and slowly becoming empty.

I have tried to wiggle a bit on the battery ribbon cable/ brown connector with the result that the peep noise is quite high when the device/ ribbon cable gets connected again and then the noise start falling down.

This morning I have connected the ribbon cable to the brown connector and for a second a saw the very low battery sign on the display, after that the usual glimmering and empty display...

I guess the new battery is maybe not good or correct or whatever. Could it b the logical board or something else?




mAh shouldnt make any difference so far as I know now. have ordered another battery and will let you know what happens.



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Hi oldturkey,

thx for that.

I have checked the pins and they seem to be OK to me.

I got a slight feeling that the Ipod gets a bit, but just a bit, warm when keeping connected on a wall charger.

Most probably I will have to open and check the battery.

Will keep u updated on my topic




Hi Tomi, thanks for accepting my answer. It is possible that the iPod battery is trying to get charge form the IC on the front of the logic board. If the battery is not working (for various reasons) that IC make warm up. You might feel it on the bottom left side more than anywhere else....:-) Good Luck and let us know.


By the way, the new battery has 550mAh.

The original one doesnt show any mAh signage on it.

The original battery has the number 616-0229.

What is the right mAh, since I hav found several in the net all "fitting" to the IPod that I have?




Tomi, just checked mine. The original is a 550mAh battery, but I did purchase a few 700mAh and they are working as well.


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Tomi, I'd start with checking the dock connector. Make sure that the pins are not bend, broken, or corroded. If that checks out okay, open the iPod up and check the battery. Make sure that the battery connector is still attached:-) Check your ligic board for any burned, discolored or missing components. The battery is available here iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery as well as many other places. Let us know how it is working out. Good Luck.

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