Long story short: bought a replacement battery online cause the original battery wasn't holding charge. Stupid ebay seller sent me a 7th gen battery. I complained, they sent another replacement - still a 7th gen. Complained again and they just refunded me the money. So I have 2 7th gen ipod batteries. The wire lead is a little shorter than the 5th gen but I made it work and when I plug the charger in, it takes a minute but the ipod shows/indicates that it is charging but after charging for sometime and removing the charger, the battery level indicator does not seem to change. Is this a battery issue or has my ipod bit the dust and just won't charge a battery anymore? My HOLD ribbon cable is also broke so I can't (or don't think I can) do a reset.