iPod Reassembly Gone Bad! Help. PIC

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ozman712, May 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.

    Oz
     

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  2. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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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  5. thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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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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    Dustman

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    Sad face = Bad.
     
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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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