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Aug 4, 2012, 07:30 PM
3 questions :
- the battery works 1 day ... then it undercharge alone .. is it possible to replace it ??
- I cant shut down it .. I press play/pause for 10secs .. and nothing ..
- is there any software update or another os ... linux perhaps to use with this device ?? :D

Thanks in advance

Aug 8, 2012, 08:03 AM
-There is no "iPod Classic 30GB", but there is a 30GB model of the 3rd, 4th (Photo/color display version) and 5th/5.5 gen iPods.

-You can replace the battery on either of these models, but you have to buy the right battery, depending on if you have a 3rd, 4th, or 5th gen iPod. You can find these all over the place online, but in my experience the batteries on Amazon and eBay are of extremely poor quality.

-I used to repair iPods and have come across issues where it won't shut off/go to sleep. I've noticed that sometimes if the hard drive is aging and is causing delays, the iPod won't go to sleep until it has finished reading the hard drive. I have a 5th gen iPod and you have to wait 10 seconds after it starts reading the hard drive before you can put it to sleep. I also have a 3rd generation iPod that won't go to sleep no matter what you do; at best, you can connect it to a wall charger, get it to say "Charging" and then unplug it, which will "put it to sleep" but the backlight will stay on. Otherwise, holding Play/Pause or selecting the "Sleep" option does nothing. Probably a motherboard issue.

-You can get either iPodLinux or Rockbox for either model of these iPods.

Aug 8, 2012, 09:26 PM
Many Thanks EvilTrovis !

Tried ipodlinux but it didnt boot ... now rockbox ys working :D the skins are really great