5.5g iPod video - replaced everything, still won't work

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kira-chan, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. kira-chan macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    I have a 30GB 5.5g iPod Video that went through the wash. The hard drive failed, and I have since replaced it, but I was still having problems. I could boot it into Disk Mode, but running the restore through iTunes did not fix it. I thought it might be the logic board, so I have now replaced that as well. It is now stuck on a perpetual restart mode, showing only a blank white screen when it starts up, then shutting off after about 10 seconds.

    So with the hard drive and logic board being brand new and the battery and screen being just fine, how to I get it to work again?
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
  3. kira-chan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    There are only four essential parts. The battery and screen are fine, and the hard drive and logic board are brand new. Thank you for your extremely unhelpful reply. :/
  4. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2010
    Are you sure the battery is OK? Could this not be that as soon as the HDD calls for more power, it is unable to provide...
  5. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2010
    Actually; would this be a (temporary) possibility? Instead of trying to make the faulty one work; swap out parts in a known good one to find the faulty part(s)...
  6. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2003
    +1 This is the only way to really do it. Is it time consuming? Yes.. Is it worth it? I don't know... Albeit from the looks of the effort you have put into this iPod I can safely assume that you have thrown economics out the window. You are probably doing this for the shear love of tinkering regardless of cost whether it be actual dollars or opportunity cost.

    In short you had better enjoy tinkering because you would probably be better off selling for parts or chucking that ipod.
  7. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Sounds like the non essential parts are more essential than you think. Are you sure the screen is good? Yes it can light up, and display, but who is to say it doesn't have an internal short that is causing it to draw too much power, or send erroneous information back to the logic board?

    Water damage is a slippery slope.

    May make sense for you to scrap that one, and buy a nice refurbished, or lightly used model, and save your new parts for future issues on that iPod.

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