iPod Video says it's Charging, but isn't

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tgifman1, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. tgifman1 macrumors newbie

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    So I was in need of an iPod and my sister upgraded to a classic because her iPod Video wasn't working anymore, so i wanted to get it working again. The problem with the iPod is that it doesn't charge (I think it might charge a tiny amount, as it can be unplugged for 15min). The battery WAS replaced and is brand new, but it still won't charge. I have tried firewire, usb, wall charger, but nothing works. The iPod DOES say that it is charging, but when it unpluggs it display only a little red (The least possible) and then soon it runs out of power. And it doesn't die when it is plugged in.

    Is there any somewhat "easy" way to fix (as in not send it in for repair)? And does anyone know what the specific issue might be?

    Thanks! :confused:
     
  2. cmooreou macrumors member

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    open it up and take a look, the battery cable might not be connected properly, or you could replace the battery yourself, its an easy fix if that is the problem and there are vids on youtube to help.
     
  3. tgifman1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response! i was thinking of doing this, but i was wondering if you need the "ipod openers" that everyone uses in the videos? Can you just use a sharp object like a knife?

    And i probably will try it when i get some time.
     
  4. cmooreou macrumors member

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    i wouldn't use a knife, i would use a hard plastic. i have opened an iPod video with a guitar pick once (though it was very difficult), and once with a gift card. but the iPod opening tools are the easiest way to go. but dont get discouraged when you don't get the ipod open as fast as they do in the vids, because those ipods have been opened several times before and are loose and easy to open. just take your time and you'll get it.
     
  5. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I don't know exactly what's happening in your case, but I came across a glitch a little while ago.
    A friend of mine's iPod Touch was down on power and seeing as how I had my iBook with me we plugged it in to that and killed the sync mode so his tunes wouldn't get replaced.

    After a while he noticed the Touch wasn't charging. I noticed the iBook was charging, as it had been running on battery power earlier, so I unplugged the AC from the iBook.

    Voila! Only then did the iPod Touch begin to charge. It slowly ran my battery down, but not much faster than if used normally.
     
  6. tgifman1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea, I don't think that's the issue, I've tried it chargers and computers and anything you can thing of under the sun.
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    When you open it make sure you stay away from the screen.
    I didn't do that and ended up killing half the pixels.
     

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