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

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Battery problem in reassembly. Cable too short?

Hi guys, got a problem reassembling my iPod. I've changed my battery as wrote here:

Changing battery: not so difficult.

Yesterday I've reopened my device (for the 4th time, now I'm a great disassembler) and I try to clean the logic board and the dock connector. So I try to connect that to the wall charger, with everything open. After a few hours my battery is magically charged and it works! But when i close my iPod it doesn't work.

So the problem is that when my device is closed, the orange battery cable won't stay in the correct position, even though it's locked. Maybe that cable is too short.

How to solve my problem? Thanks!

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Check on your battery number and make sure that you have the right battery. I know that the battery for the 5th generation has a slightly shorter cable. Of course, also make sure that you have the cable going the right way above the hard drive. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Thanks for your answer, I have the right battery and the cable is in the right position. Glue? I want to be sure that the next time I open my iPod is the last time.


Glue=bad idea ;) PITA to open it the next time....


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