ipod video want to be revived

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  1. ipodgamez

    ipodgamez Active Member

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    okay guys ive had this ipod video collecting dust for a few months now and sort of want to revive it. so basically the reason why it hasnt been in use is because i messed it up by creating my own wall charger which must have overcharged it. now i want to know what needs to be replaced instead of buying a whole new one. im deffinately willing to open it up i just need to know which parts i screwed up.
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    BUMP can someone tell me if its the battery that needs to be replaced
  2. mattym

    mattym New Member

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    First of all, making a wall charger? LOL, Secondly, i would hope it was just the battery. Sadly im not sure of how you would test it. Maybe using a real wall charget to put it on power and see if it works. But if the battery is well damaged it may not even work that way. Another option would be to open it remove the battery then put it on AC power. This am also unsure of cause it may need the battery to complete the circuit. But the Batteries are often cheap and easy to replace if you are able to diagnose that to be the problem.

    In the past i have hacked apart 2 non working 3rd gen ipods to make one working one. THe parts on the regular ipod models are fairly easy to replace.
  3. ChikityChinaGuy

    ChikityChinaGuy New Member

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    haha
    i did the same thing, except i was trying to make a 9-volt battery charger
    i fried my friends and mine
    but i had another friend in school and he gave me a used 5.5g
    it worked out well,
    and now im using it because i sold my ipod touch in anticipation for a 3G or new ipod
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    jieo New Member

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    wow u made ur own charger =_= y didn't u just buy 1 ... its only 25 to 30 dollars anyways
  5. ipodgamez

    ipodgamez Active Member

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    did u try exchanging batteries to see if that fixed it
    btw i ordered a new battery and its on the way from china (dealextreme) i will; update this when i get the battery
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    ChikityChinaGuy New Member

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    it wasnt the battery
    it wouldnt connect to the computer
    i think i soldered pretty messily
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    more than likely you have fried the board, or at least damaged the pins on the connector
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    ChikityChinaGuy New Member

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    yup thats what i was guessing
    but it doesnt matter now
  9. jimbeam

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    Have you tried duct tape?

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    Homemade charger lol! You can buy one for like $3!

    You can always use it as an anti theft device. Someone tries to steal your touch beat them in the head with your video brick.
  10. ipodgamez

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    WTF is tht

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