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

Hi,

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bert [Entry]

"Hi,

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

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.
bert [Entry]

"Just get a new battery.

-Me-"
bert [Entry]

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
bert [Entry]

"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"
bert [Entry]

How much did battery replacement cost?