Apple Logo and not much more, is it dead
I bought a 30GB 5th Gen, late 2006 production, ipod off eBay “As Is” in hopes of using it with a car adapter I just bought so I could have 30GB of digital music in the car. Knowing beforehand that it was As Is and was only showing the Apple logo it was a risk but I was hoping just the hard drive was dead.
Well I have it in hand now and I suspect it is further over the edge than I had hoped. I have tried every combination of button holding and the only thing I can get it to do is to reboot back to the Apple Logo but then it stops. The LCD does not come on but I can see a faint Apple and that is as far as it goes.
I left it plugged in for 12 hours and upon touching it again I do get this:
However that only stays on the screen then I am back to a battery low screen without a backlight:
Finally if I unplug it or fiddle with the click wheel I can get back to just the stuck Apple logo but always with no backlight.
Yes I have checked the Hold switch. Yes I have tried Disk Mode which I cannot get into. If I try any combination of clicks after a reset it just sits there however Select and Back appeared to shut the unit off one time. I can hear no hard drive and the backlight NEVER comes on except for that one screen above which I can get to only once in awhile.
Is it dead - Logic Board? Could the battery be so bad that it won’t allow it to proceed even when plugged in? Is it just the hard drive is so gone it never boots further but if so why can’t I get into Disk Mode?
Ist dies eine gute Frage?