Ipod 5th Gen Video won't charge/hold charge

Discussion in 'iPod' started by beedoola, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. beedoola macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Make sure the battery cable is all the way inside the connector. Also try going into diagnostics and do some tests in there.
     
  3. beedoola thread starter macrumors member

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    Is the fact that the battery is for a 7th Gen make any difference? The battery is in as far as I can tell. How do I go into diagnostics?

    BTW, my HOLD switch does not work.

    Now the ipod won't power without being connected to a power source.
     
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  5. iTurbo macrumors member

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    I also need a new battery for my 5th gen Video iPod. I just got off the phone with OWC sales department and they quoted me $59.95 for them to do it.
     
  6. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    If you move to a Tarkan SDXC adapter, you can get a 2,000 mAh extended battery. This is two-fold. Better battery using SDXC and and extended battery.
     
  7. trac3rbull3t macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like you need a power flex and a charge block if its not the battery... Try to get somebody to run a diagnostic on it first mate.
     

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