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iPod 5th Gen (A1136)

Submitted By: powerbookmedic
Approved On: 11/5/09
Description: This is an official Powerbookmedic.com Take-apart guide for the iPod 5th Gen also known as the iPod Video.
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Comments (189):

Powerbook Medic
2 weeks ago
@chas - most likely a bad hard drive. Sometimes you can check it in disk utility even though it is not mounting properly to see if it is reporting any errors.
chas
2 weeks ago
Hi, i have an A1136 5th gen video & i can get it into disk mode by holding the select & play buttons down but my pc cant see it, even though it makes a noise when conected & disconected. most of the time the ipod shows the sad face & web address, any ideas?thanks
Powerbook Medic
1 month ago
@Ben - the screen sometimes goes out in lines when it suddenly loses battery power, so I would just start there and replace the battery.
Ben S.
1 month ago
My sister let me take apart her eight year old iPod today. It had died two years prior to this date, but she kept it anyway for sentimental reasons. I took it apart and everything looks fine (I have dealt with corroded logic boards before, so I know what damage can look like). She described that before the device completely died, it was not holding a charge, for this reason I suspect that the battery is the problem. However, she also described that the screen was glitching at the end of its life ("blackish/grayish" bars would run down the screen, then go away). Could this be a result of a logic board problem? or do you think that the battery dying created an imbalance of electricity in the logic board, creating glitches? Thank you! (sorry for the long post)
Powerbook Medic
4 months ago
@Jacob - you will mainly want to make sure the battery cable is connected and isn't coming unplugged while you put the case back on. Most issues with these after disassembly are the cables not being seated properly.
Jacob
3 months ago
The middle button on my girlfriend's iPod Video was stuck so we disassembled it, fixed the button, and put it back together but now it won't turn on. Checked the cables, tried all the reset tricks, etc but nothing worked. Any idea what could've gone wrong?
malu
5 months ago
what is this nonsense? only questions. no proper answers.
Roy Johnson
7 months ago
what is the polarity of the battery
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