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Battery will not charge, what is the problem?

Battery will not charge, what is the problem?

Just replaced battery ( thinking this was the problem ) but no success, so, replaced hard drive as well in my iPod classic 20GB. Now it won't start up or charge at all, plugged it in to my PC and it was recognized said to restore which i did, was then asked to plug in to charger to finish restore but nothing happens when i do this. Anyone got any ideas what the problem is ?

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bert [Entry]

James Verlaque, you did not tell us exactly which iPod you have. I am making an assumption that it is a 4th gen iPod (photo). You must use a firewire AC adapter to finalize the restore process. A USB AC adapter will not work. From what you tell us, the iPod is doing everything the way it is supposed to function.
bert [Entry]

Yes, as the manual states that the iPod included a firewire charger and a USB sync cable. The USB syncs songs, but doesn't charge it. That's why the firewire charging cord was included with the kit. Most of us bought the iPod but we didn't know what was going on till we find a solution for that problem. I had to charge my iPod from an fm transmitter, then I found out that I need a firewire charger. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
bert [Entry]

Thanks so much i had the same problem and now once i put it on the dock it works :) Thanks so much and me not having to buy a firewire from Ebay ...
bert [Entry]

What's a FireWire charger please? I have same problem.
bert [Entry]

"If you don't already have it fixed, I plugged my iPod into a USB power bank and it finished the restore instantly. I don't know about the charging thing, though. I still have that problem.

Also, a FireWire charger is a special USB AC adapter released with the iPod Classic. It is a big white brick, but it is much more powerful."
bert [Entry]

You absolutely don’t need the firewire charger to finish the restore process. I just did the iflash modification with the SD card and the restore finished fine with one of those cube iphone chargers.