How to use iPod in disk mode when its battery is dead

Discussion in 'iPod' started by agustinbg, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I've this problem that I can't figure out since a long time ago: my iPod Classic Battery is completely dead... really dead. When I connect my iPod to a Wall Charger, it does not even passes the Apple Screen but there I can use it in Disk mode by pressing Select and Play at the same time.

    However, when I try to do the same thing with my iPod connected to the mac, it only displays a message "Please Wait, very low battery" and gets stuck there. No way to use it in disk mode.

    I know my iPod is dead and I'll probably get rid of it but I want to recover some information I stored there. So the only thing I want to do is to be able to open iPod in disk mode (whereas in the mac or in a PC, does not matter) so I can recover the info.

    Thanks in advance. ;)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Davy.Shalom

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    Does it die instantly when not connected to power?

    If not, then boot into disk mode and then plug into the mac.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    The iPod battery has to have a slight charge prior to mounting to a computer (but doesn't need to for an external charger). That's the "Please Wait - Very Low Battery" screen. It's sort of a "pre-charge" before you can connect it.

    If it never advances past this screen, you need a new battery.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately the iPod dies immediately after it's unplugged from the Wall Charger. :S

    Well, I think the only way to solve this will be to replace the battery.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Davy.Shalom

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    Gahh! That's a shame. Anyhow, the iPod classic is really easy to pop open. Just take your time and be careful.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    The true classic 6th gen (160gb, 80gb, 120gb and 2009 160gb) are really hard to open. Apple changed the casing so that it was harder to open. Anything older is a breeze to open and can be done with anything flat. I only say this because anything older then the 6th gen is not technically an iPod classic. Something to keep in mind.
     

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