1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 7:47 AM by planb77
Juki65 Level 1 (0 points)

My girlfriend has this old (4th Gen?) Ipod Classic, bought from eBay, and the battery won't charge. It have been not in use for about 4 months, maybe that's the reason. However, when I do the reset it shows the low battery icon. So i put it to electrical outlet to charge. Then next screen shows apple logo for few secs and then comes that annoying "put it to electrical outlet"-icon. I've been charging the ipod over 24 hours and still nothing happens. When I take it to my hand for look the status it shows the same Charge!-icon. Is it just because the battery's life has expired? Is there anything to do?

Please help, being sorry for my rusty English!

Ipod Classic 20GB, Windows Vista
  • planb77 Level 7 (32,310 points)
    Hello Juki65,
    And welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Is it just because the battery's life has expired?

    More than likely yes, especially considering its a 20 GB model, which came out many many years ago.

    Is there anything to do?

    There are a couple of options in this situation.

    1. Bring your iPod to the nearest Apple Retailer and trade it in for a 10% discount on a new iPod.

    2. Set up a service request and have Apple replace the battery for you. However, this can be quite expensive, so I would suggest reading on.

    3. Have a third party company replace the battery for you. Just do a simple Google search for "iPod battery replacement" and you should receive a plethora of sites that can assist you.

    4. Lastly, you could always opt to replace the battery yourself. There are several businesses that seller replacement batteries for your iPod and ifixit.com offers excellent step-by-step guides for the actual replacement procedure.

    Hope this helps.