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Old May 4, 2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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iPod Reassembly Gone Bad! Help. PIC

So I got the bright idea the other day it would be fun to disassemble and reassemble my 5G iPod (don't ask why). Anyway, after I got it back together this is the message I am receiving and it only appears when plugged in and while I hold down a button. When I release one of the buttons the screen goes blank and thats it. The battery was fully charged before this fiasco, so I don't know why it would be dead. It has been charging for hours with nothing changing. Please help guys. Someone has to know what's gone wrong here.

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Old May 5, 2008, 01:19 AM   #2
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reopen it and check your battery connection. there is also a possibility you may have broken the battery connection to the mainboard. be careful.
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Old May 5, 2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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Thanks Dino.

I did reopen and reconnect the cables. The broken cable may be the cause of this. It doesnt look broken, but who knows. Now if I reset it every 10 or so resets the black apple screen will come up like it is booting, then I get the dreaded sad face of death. Is there any hope to fix this?
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Old May 5, 2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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one more thought, are you putting the cable back in the same direction as it was originally?
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Old May 5, 2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Thanks again for the advice. That cable is in correctly. How could this disassembly result in bricking my freakin iPod? Anybody else have ideas?
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Old May 8, 2008, 04:15 PM   #6
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So now I got it back together, but another whole new problem has come up. When I hold down one of the buttons the black apple screen will appear, but I get the sad face. I know I mentioned it before, but I need help on this one. This is after I ordered a new battery and have installed it.

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So now I got it back together, but another whole new problem has come up. When I hold down one of the buttons the black apple screen will appear, but I get the sad face. I know I mentioned it before, but I need help on this one. This is after I ordered a new battery and have installed it.

Anyone?
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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Yeah, I have unplugged and replugged in the HDD cable, but that seems to not change anything. What causes the sad face? HDD failure? Even though I was careful, could I have damaged the ribbon cable for the HDD? Would that cause this failure?
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