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Battery won't charge up - only works when plugged in.

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It got to the time when the battery needed to be replaced, or so I thought. I took it to a repair shop who installed a new one, after which they told me I was good to go. Once the battery had reached its max paying time, I plugged it in (for several hours)for it to recharge. However, when it came to unplugging it in view of listening, again the battery stated it was out. I tried different chargers, both through the mains and a computer. So, I brought it back to shop where I left overnight so they could take a look at it. The next day, I returned to find that they had tried multiple batteries but the device still wouldn't charge. I can now only as a consequence listen to it plugged into the wall. I suspect there is something wrong with the motherboard but not too sure. Can you help?

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I have currently attached your question to the page for the 5th Generation iPod Video. Let me know if your model is this one, or the 6th Generation iPod Classic, since both have 80 GB versions and video capabilities.

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Actually I think it's the 6th gen classic. I always get mixed up!! Thanks.

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I have an ipod apple. My friend gave me a charger at school that was worn out but charged my ipod for some reason. Oh wait but it didnt charge, ive used all the chargers i could find and my ipid was having a heartattack like it wuz trippin cuz. Please help

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I have the original one from around late 90's. Only works when in docking station. Can't use it with headphones, like at the dentist office.

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Hi,

i had a similar issue with one of my iPod classic and in my case a new logic board fixed the problem.

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Most have power mosfets, I believe that's what they call them. Look on cyberdoc. It is a small chip apple likes to use that goes out and needs to be pulled from the motherboard and the contacts joined with solder. This usually fixes the no charge problem . Bad batteries usually just die fast. They still charge and last a little bit.

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Just get a new battery.

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possible solution - but since the shop "tried multiple batteries" - it could be a different problem

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I may have the same problem. my 160 gb ipod wont take a charge from wall or usb port. Is my battery dead? I do get a green charging icon and left it pluged in wall overnight but when i unplug it its not charged up. i can access my media on it (i have over 100 gb on it and its my friend and lifeline ) when its wall pluged and can access the pods main menu where it has function of reset to fact specs but that means i lose it all right? and would this fix charging problem? someone please help, if its the battery that would be fine i can get one online inexpensive and if you can tell me how to put it in that would be great, but can anyone help? Thanks Joseph

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since the batteries are inexpensive - i would try that too. use the battery guide - the needed tools are listed inside the guide

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How did this turn out?? Having the same %#*@ problem.

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If it won't hold charge, and did with the old but worn battery, possibly something happened during the repair. Could be that the motherboard has been soiled or corroded. If so there is a chance that it can be cleaned (I managed when my iPod had similar symptoms).

You could go to the shop a tell them that the malfunction started after the repair, and would they accept responsibility. When they answer no, ask if they could - only from their wish to be helpful - give you a cleaning liquid plus instructions (there is repairmanuals on this forum if they prove to be completely uncooperative).

Several cleanings might be necessary. Focus on the area closest to the battery ribbon cable connector.

Good luck

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How much did battery replacement cost?

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@dkboileau if you use this guide Reemplazo de Batería de iPod Classic then the repair will be the cost of the battery.

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