4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2006 2:36 PM by Brice Osborne1
Brice Osborne1 Level 2 Level 2
So the girlfriend dumped a slew of water on her 20 gig 4th gen photo. I've completely disassembled it and THOROUGHLY dried it out and all seems well from that perspective.

So here is what is happening:

- if I plug it into my PB it does not respond, nor does it start to charge
- if I do a "restart" (menu + center button) with it unplugged I get the exclamation point with the battery (low battery indicator)
- if I do a "restart" while it is plugged into the laptop, I get the lightning bolt with a battery (battery is too low to be recognized by computer)
- if I plug it into the regular AC charger, I get the same results
- if I try to "restart" again, the screen goes blank and then the lightening bolt comes back eventually

I opened it up again and took a volt meter and measured that the battery is still good; I get 3.8V I think or something like that from the red and black wires of the battery. Plus this thing is only like 8 months old, so I know the battery isn't bad.

This leads me to believe that the logic board is bad b/c that is what the battery plugs into. The screen must still be ok b/c it looks fine.

So does anybody have any ideas?

Power Book G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Brice Osborne1 Level 2 Level 2
    Well, since no one responded, I kept going. So I tested the battery and got 3.8v with the meter. At this point I think the logic board is bad and I've ordered a new one. It should be here late this week or early next week.

    I'll post up when I get it installed and perhaps it can help someone in the future.
  • Michelle Antoinette Level 1 Level 1
    Brice, I think no one responded because no would dare open up their iPod and poke about with its innards!!!

    Good luck!

    Michelle Antoinette
  • Brice Osborne1 Level 2 Level 2
    Pansies! So I ordered the logic board and am waiting for its arrival. Once I do that, I will be able to see if the HD is bad- I may have introduced contamination to it when I opened it up. I should have an update late next week...
  • Brice Osborne1 Level 2 Level 2
    OK, so I have answered my own question. I ordered a logic board and put it in. So I know the logic board was bad.

    However, now I'm pretty certain the hard drive is bad too as it just spins but won't do anything. I don't even get the folder with the exclamation point- just the big apple like it is booting up.

    So I'm looking for a hard drive unless someone has a better idea???