Trying to diagnose whether my battery is dead or something else.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Apple Genius, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Apple Genius macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    If the battery is dead on a 6th Generation iPod classic, it should still start up when plugged into a power source, right?

    Mine does not, so I'm wondering if I can rule out dead battery as the culprit.
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    It should still turn on when hooked to an external source, if it is simply dead, however it may need a few minutes of juice before you can access content.
  3. Apple Genius thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    hmm... is it possible to test the battery with a multi-meter?

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