The other day I opened up my iPod 5.5G. However, I think I might have messed up something.
The issue is that the cable that goes from the battery to the motherboard (yup, the infamous one that you need to be very careful with when opening up the iPod) doesn’t seem to fully go into its place.
I don’t know if the end of that cable (with the L shape) is supposed to fully fit the brown plastic part, but right now it definitely doesn’t do.
Here are some pics of my iPod in its current state. In the last pictures you can see how deep the connector goes into the brown plastic part (believe, me, I tried to put it even further and it just can’t).
I was hoping that that position was good enough, but the battery doesn’t seem to be wired. I connected the dock cable, but the iPod just doesn’t wake up and it makes this silly noise:
The cable in my iPod Video alos doesn't fully sit into the connector, so this looks ok. The 90 degree angle doesn't look good. Last time I opened the battery connector the whole plastic part came off (the white part as well) and I thought I had broken it, but the pins remaind on the main board and I could just reseat the connector. Maybe yours is also loosened.