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Won't hold charge

I have a fifth generation Apple ipod 30GB. I have never had problems with it before, but now all of a sudden it won't charge. I have tried letting the battery completely die and then charging it, but that didn't work. Apple's support site said that it may be the cable I was using may have been faulty so I used a friend's and that didn't work either. It says it is charging, but if I let it "charge" for hours on end and check on it, I find that it hasn't charged a bit. Please help!

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  • goosie Nov 05, 2007

    have 20gb model m9787LL, it won't hold charge, usb connection not recognised by PC, wall charger switches it on and charges but it won't hold charge.

  • gosse30 Jul 16, 2008

    i had my ipod for 7 months and now it wont hold a charge even if i got it in my charging dock for days.

  • lisanoe Jul 24, 2008

    Charge for hours or all nite and when unplugged it is not charges at all??

    What is wrong??

    HELP

  • bad_samantha Aug 16, 2008

    My 80G video ipod won't turn on unless it is plugged into a power source. When i plug it up it says charging but it lies!!!!! I have tried different cables, different charging methods, beating it, yelling at it, and trying voodoo on it but nothing has worked. The whole point of having a portable mp3 player is it's portability!!!!! The only solution I have found that might work is buying a new battery from some random website and replacing it. That's great but there has got to be something else i can do right?......

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Same problem, I recently replaced my ipod´s battery with a 850 mAh. It was working just fine. After this, I broke my display so I replaced it with a new one. After replacing the display everything works fine except for the fact that ipod would say "charged" and as soon as i disconect it it goes death. After this I reseated the battery connections, closed it and now It does not charge, I tried PC, MAC, and wall charger. When I connect to wall charger ipod works just fine and says "charging" but as soon as I disconect it is completly death. I reset it, left it overnight charging, I reset it again, put it in disk mode, and still same problem. I dont believe it is the battery because I bought it last month. I might open it again and check the battery connections... If someone knows a solution please let me know.

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Same problem, I recently replaced my ipod´s battery with a 850 mAh. It was working just fine. After this, I broke my display so I replaced it with a new one. After replacing the display everything works fine except for the fact that ipod would say "charged" and as soon as i disconect it it goes death. After this I reseated the battery connections, closed it and now It does not charge, I tried PC, MAC, and wall charger. When I connect to wall charger ipod works just fine and says "charging" but as soon as I disconect it is completly death. I reset it, left it overnight charging, I reset it again, put it in disk mode, and still same problem. I dont believe it is the battery because I bought it last month. I might open it again and check the battery connections... If someone knows a solution please let me know.

  • metallicarlo Aug 26, 2008

    Same problem, I recently replaced my ipod´s battery with a 850 mAh. It was working just fine. After this, I broke my display so I replaced it with a new one. After replacing the display everything works fine except for the fact that ipod would say "charged" and as soon as i disconect it it goes death. After this I reseated the battery connections, closed it and now It does not charge, I tried PC, MAC, and wall charger. When I connect to wall charger ipod works just fine and says "charging" but as soon as I disconect it is completly death. I reset it, left it overnight charging, I reset it again, put it in disk mode, and still same problem. I dont believe it is the battery because I bought it last month. I might open it again and check the battery connections... If someone knows a solution please let me know.

  • eLemon Sep 19, 2008

    Same thing here. I have tried multiple batteries, and Ive found that if you take a charged battery and put it in, it works until the battery runs out. This leads me to believe it has something to do with the charging mechanism. I dont really know what about it is faulty though, mine looks fine. If anyone has any info on this it would be appreciated!

  • eLemon Sep 19, 2008

    Yep, mine wont hold a charge either. Ive tried multiple batteries and figured out that if you put in a charged one, it works up until the battery runs out. It has to be either a problem with a connection or the charging mechanism. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    my ipod wont charge and says very low battery also while plugged in to the computer it says usb device malfunctioned
    i bought a new battery and installed it and it worked until i let the battery die now it wont charge back up


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Try geting your hands on a ipod usb wall charger, this will charge it directly on to a wall

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The iPod A1136 is the fifth generation iPod from Apple that uses a click wheel to scroll through your device's media library, and may occasionally lock up when you attempt to play a song or display a photo.


This error error occurs when the hard disk is unable to access the information and stalls while opening a file.


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