5th gen won't stay on with new battery

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mrmondaynight, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. mrmondaynight macrumors newbie

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    A couple weeks ago i got the dreaded "Please Wait Very Low Battery" message..i let it sit on the usb charger for a day to see if that would help, it didn't. i then purchased a new battery on amazon thinking the battery finally gave way after 4 yrs of use. i install the new battery, ipod turns on :D then an hr later, i get the same "Please Wait Very Low Battery" message. is something draining the battery? or could it be another issue?
     
  2. MrAgileBeast macrumors regular

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    yeah its the ipod saying please just kill me already.

    get a new ipod
     
  3. mrmondaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Its your iPods way of saying "Hey Im worth 10% of a new iPod if you trade me in at the Apple store."
     
  5. mrmondaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    =(

    problem is, all of my music is on there

    would there be a way to get to it?
     
  6. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    It works when plugged into the computer right? If it does there are programs that transfer the music from your iPod to your computer.
     
  7. mrmondaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    doesn't work at all

    when i installed the new battery, it worked for an hr on the usb charger then just died
     
  8. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    You might be out of luck. You dont have the music on your computer or backed up some where? Sounds like it might be the logic board.
     
  9. mrmondaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sadly i dont

    it's all on the ipod
     
  10. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Since your getting no power Im 99% sure its the logic board. Since you have all your music on it, I would buy a working 5th gen ipod off of ebay and put your hard drive in the working one to retrieve your music.
     
  11. mrmondaynight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    def will do that


    thanks for the help.
     
  12. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Just to be clear Im not 100% that this will work but if it was me Id give it a try.
     

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