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Topic # 23260 23-Jun-2008 22:26
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ello ello ello,

About a month ago I noticed my ipod had a little shake to it, it was still working perfectly so I just gathered it was a loose screw or something, then today it was running out of battery, only had a slither of red left (my ipod is constantly on from 8am - 5:30 am so its always running low) and they I 'gently' droped it, by gently I mean it wasnt a hard knock or anything like that.. just kinda slide off my leg and onto the carpet..

Ipod didnt turn on again so I just figured it ran out of battery.. so pluged it into a PC to recharge it but nothing appeared on the screen, tried to do the reset by holding centre button and play to no avail.

So I decided to open it up to see what the rattle was (I gathered this may have been the cause) and I noticed it was a component - I'm having a bit of trouble trying to figure out what this component is and how I can fix this!

It is a little black box type thing with a copper coil in the middle, on the top it reads 'KK' (there are also 2 of these in the iPod, located on each side of the usb port) - a workmate has a broken iPod of the same model so I opened that to check it out and his ones read 'KJ'

It looks like it has been glued there or somthing, it has 2 little metal prongs at the bottom that look like they connect to the corresponding metal prongs in the iPod. This is the logical thing to do aswell obviosuly but was wondering if anybody could shed a bit more light on the situation?

This is a 5th Gen 40gig aswell

Thanks in advance homies :)

heres a photo of where the broken one is from..

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  Reply # 140061 23-Jun-2008 22:33
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The hard drive has knocked off what looks to be a PWM power management ferrite induction coil, basically it regulates the power to the while ipod internals keeping a constant voltage and current. Easy fix if the solder ends are still on it, otherwise you need to find a similar coil with the same (uH/mH) measurement and stick it in it's place. I could be wrong but this is the most likely problem. The pictures are pretty blurred.



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  Reply # 140069 23-Jun-2008 23:17
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Sorry, here is a better photo..

To be honest I don't think its possible for hte harddrive to even be able to knock it??

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/attachment.php?s=&postid=5234403

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