4 Gen iPod (Click Wheel) turns off suddenly

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Gamoe, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Gamoe macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2006
    My fourth generation iPod (Click Wheel) has been chugging along just fine all these years. But just a few days ago it began to turn off unexpectedly. I rebooted it, charged it, left it to discharge for a night (Apple recommends discharging it if nothing else works), and it did indeed seem "fixed" for a while. I restored it just in case, and it was syncing just fine. But now it has returned to its previous behavior, and it power on but turn off all of a sudden.

    It's not a battery issue, because this happens even when it it charging from the AC or a Firewire/USB port. I've heard of the the hard drives on these failing, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems to be a power issue though. Maybe the connector is bad? Looking to fix it, whatever it is, but I need to figure out what's wrong first. Any ideas?
  2. Gamoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2006
    It was the logic board. Got a replacement board from a parts site for $40 including shipping. It's been charging, syncing and playing fine since Monday. Very happy. :D

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