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Use Ipod Mini without battery

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by zackattack, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. zackattack


    Mar 26, 2014
    My Ipod Mini's battery wore out and I wanted to use the ipod only in the car. Thinking of that, why have a battery if its always going to be plugged in? So I took apart the ipod removed the battery and the circuit will not allow the Ipod to turn on. So I tried connecting the wires that connected to the battery... still no luck. however, there are 3 wires, a red, a black, and a white. If i connect all 3 wires together it starts up for a 1/10th of a second and turn off and does this repeatedly. Simply connecting the circuit to replace the battery is not enough. I have researched many different forums with no actual solution present. I have a couple of ideas though,
    1. Use a capacitor/supercapacitor in place of the battery.
    2. Use a series of resistors/thermistor to trick the phone into thinking a battery is still present.

    There is something that this battery is doing to the circuit that I am not aware of that is deeper than simply getting charged and running the Ipod. If that is the case, it seems dumb to me that that step cant simply be overrode.
    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Eerik1111


    Mar 26, 2014
    from my knowledge of these devices, the battery is used for small amounts of data storage. you should keep the battery in the ipod always.
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