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I checked the battery terminals with a multi meter and there is power going to it, checked the battery as well and its fully charged. But when the ipod is connected to computer it reports that the battery is empty showing the empty battery icon with the zig zag on it.

It can be the usb cable (the chinese ones are terrible) or the ipod connector that is broken.

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I checked the battery terminals with a multi meter and there is power going to it, checked the battery as well and its fully charged. But when the ipod is connected to computer it reports that the battery is empty showing the empty battery icon with the zig zag on it.
It might be a broken capacitor that prevents the battery from delivering power to the motherboard.
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It might be a broken capacitor that prevents the battery from delivering power to the motherboard.

 

Right, got three ipod cables. They all work with my ipod classic 7th gen, with no issues at all.

 

I was able to aquire another logic board to replace this one with the empty battery icon and zig zag on the screen

 

 

I plugged in the new one. It also has some kind of reboot loop, this is what happens:

 

komputerbay professional 32gb cf flash connected

 

1. apple logo

2. folder icon with exclamation mark saying go to the apple web address

3. exclamation mark in middle of screen and says underneath DO NOT DISCONNECT

 

then it loops back round to the apple logo and starts the loop again

 

This one does not display the empty battery icon with the cf card connected, so can only think there must have been some issue with the usb port or the battery circuit.

 

with a sandisk ultra 32gb SDHC card connected,

 

1. apple logo

2. sad face icon

3. empty battery icon

 

then loops back around again

 

Im totally confused with what is going on with this ipod,

 

Could this be an incompatibility issue with the memory cards?

 

Also when the USB is plugged in, I get a message that says, "unknown usb device" (device descriptor request failed) The screen on ipod shows a big tick symbol and says ok to disconnect

 

Bearing in mind all my usb ports work correctly and ipod usb leads all work


Edited by Tallorder24 - 7/26/16 at 2:33pm
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Originally Posted by Tallorder24 View Post
 

 

Right, got three ipod cables. They all work with my ipod classic 7th gen, with no issues at all.

 

I was able to aquire another logic board to replace this one with the empty battery icon and zig zag on the screen

 

 

I plugged in the new one. It also has some kind of reboot loop, this is what happens:

 

komputerbay professional 32gb cf flash connected

 

1. apple logo

2. folder icon with exclamation mark saying go to the apple web address

3. exclamation mark in middle of screen and says underneath DO NOT DISCONNECT

 

then it loops back round to the apple logo and starts the loop again

 

This one does not display the empty battery icon with the cf card connected, so can only think there must have been some issue with the usb port or the battery circuit.

 

with a sandisk ultra 32gb SDHC card connected,

 

1. apple logo

2. sad face icon

3. empty battery icon

 

then loops back around again

 

Im totally confused with what is going on with this ipod,

 

Could this be an incompatibility issue with the memory cards?

 

Also when the USB is plugged in, I get a message that says, "unknown usb device" (device descriptor request failed) The screen on ipod shows a big tick symbol and says ok to disconnect

 

Bearing in mind all my usb ports work correctly and ipod usb leads all work


In all cases I've ever had that reboot loop problem, it was due to an incompatible storage media card.

 

I have no direct feedback regarding a 4th Gen. iPod, however it wouldn't hurt to try the AOMEI wipe method to see if one or both of those cards can somehow be made to work by completely erasing everything and rebuilding the MBR.

 

There are explicit instructions for that on Tarkan's site, try it, can't hurt.

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I just did a 5.5 gen iPod 256GB flash mod for a friend using some non-Tarkan parts. It worked just fine on the first try :dt880smile: so I'll list my parts here in case someone can benefit from this info. I apologize if someone else has already posted this information.

 

I used a leftover ZIF adapter from Micro SATA Cables that I thought was incompatible. Orpheu suggested it was instead the CF>SD adapter and this turned out to be correct. The ZIF adapter worked fine (thanks Orpheu!):

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FD1D2C?ref%5F=oh%5Faui%5Fdetailpage%5Fo06%5Fs01&redirect=true&psc=1&pldnSite=1

 

I used a PNY 256GB SDXC card:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WWBCS1Y?ref%5F=oh%5Faui%5Fdetailpage%5Fo04%5Fs00&redirect=true&psc=1&pldnSite=1

 

Finally, I replaced the older DigiGear CF>SD adapter with this DigiGear Slim model that supports up to 2TB. It appears the older adapter only supported SD cards up to 128GB.

 

https://www.amazon.com/DIGIGEAR-SLIM-CF-Adapter-WiFi-SD/dp/B00XO2KSEO/ref=pd_sim_147_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51rRiHnfwrL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR123%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=Z852XGMFVJ093628HEVX


Edited by Alan-in-NC - 7/26/16 at 8:57pm
post #8166 of 8166
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post


In all cases I've ever had that reboot loop problem, it was due to an incompatible storage media card.

I have no direct feedback regarding a 4th Gen. iPod, however it wouldn't hurt to try the AOMEI wipe method to see if one or both of those cards can somehow be made to work by completely erasing everything and rebuilding the MBR.

There are explicit instructions for that on Tarkan's site, try it, can't hurt.

I tried the software approach and still doesnt work.


Im actually thnking of forgetting about this route with the sd cards and instead get a kingspec 1.8" ide to CF 50 pin 64gb or 128gb.

This way it will bypass all the adapters and fit straight to the 1.8" hd flex.

Has anyone got any ideas about this route?
Edited by Tallorder24 - Yesterday at 6:13 pm
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