Post originale di: oldturkey03 ,
Michael c, The visual check is okay to d, but it really does not tell you much. If you want to start somewhere and you have it open, get a multimeter and measure the points on the dock connector as well as on the battery. Go to [http://pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml|this link] and measure the power input on the USB power and see if you get 5volts, when your ipod is plugged in. Measure the same on the battery contacts and see if you get power. Of course you want to try charging from a different USB port first. Also try a different cable as well as an AC adapter. Check the dock connector for any debris , corrosion and bend pins. Once you have done all this, you should have a better starting point for further trouble shooting. And yes, I'd change the battery, but that is just me....:-) good luck.