Installed Sonnet Battery...Ipod Mini is Stuck on Hold

Discussion in 'iPod' started by DeliciousVinyl, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. DeliciousVinyl macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2006
    So i just installed a replacement battery from Sonnet. Install was very easy. But once I got the battery charged, I went to fire it up, and the Ipod is stuck on hold. I get the little padlock icon up in the top left corner.

    Did I do something wrong? What do I need to do to turn hold off?

  2. DeliciousVinyl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2006
    Tried everything in both those previous posts already, nothing seems to get it out of lock. The switch is in the lock off position.

    Just hope I didn't FUBAR the thing.
  3. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    You could try letting the battery completely drain down.
  4. DeliciousVinyl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2006
    Because it is locked, it won't turn on unless it is plugged into a power source.
  5. iProd macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2006
    Did you happen to unplug the module that has the headphone jack and hold switch? If so, you may have plugged it in backwards, I did that with my iPod. :)
  6. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Sounds like a mechanical problem with the switch. When I replaced the battery on my 40GB 3G iPod, I lost part of the switch on the carpet and couldn't find it for the life of me. Now mine's stuck "un-held". Which I suppose is better than the alternative.
  7. TK999 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    Thank you SOOOO much for this great tip. This is really good advice.

    When re-connecting the headphone jack on my iPod Photo after a battery replacement, I had accidently plugged in the little ribbon cable the wrong way round and the iPod was permanently 'stuck on hold'. Reversing the ribbon cable has fixed the 'stuck on hold' problem and the iPod works perfectly now.

    Many thanks, Tim :):):)

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