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Kiev749's avatar

Is anyone good with ipods?

Asked by Kiev749 (2092points) May 4th, 2009

For some reason, it decided it dosen’t want to turn on. or even show me an apple logo. I plug it into the wall, nothing. I plug it into my computer, nothing. I have tried resetting to no avail. Any help?

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asmonet's avatar

Apple is.

Your battery is probably dead. Like, broken dead.

Kiev749's avatar

awww…. ;-(

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

This happened to me twice before, but I wasn’t resetting it correctly.

DeanV's avatar

I think asmonet’s right in the fact that you’re battery’s probably dead.

But try just leaving it plugged in for a while and see if it keeps giving you that message, or if it starts working again. The battery could just be really low, and sometimes when it does that it is incapable of syncing or charging for a while.

Kiev749's avatar

what about freezing? i’ve been told that sometimes fixes things?

DeanV's avatar

Meh. What kind of iPod is it?

discover's avatar

Make sure the Hold switch is off

1. Check to see if the Hold switch is on. It’s located on the top or the bottom of iPod. When it’s in the on position, you’ll see an orange patch.
2. To turn the hold switch off, slide it until you no longer see the orange patch.
3. Press any button to turn on iPod.

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discover's avatar

You can also try resetting your ipod:
To reset iPod, iPod (scroll wheel), iPod (touch wheel), and iPod (dock connector)

1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons simultaneously until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn’t set to go to sleep.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Center (Select) button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.


Kiev749's avatar

Look, i understand some people aren’t good with technology but i already tried resetting it, as i previously stated in the summary.I’ve had the iPod for well over 4 years and i know how to do a hard reset. Thanks.

DeanV's avatar

Just trying to help. What kind of iPod is it? Because it may be easier to replace the battery on some, rather than others, like the shuffle.

Kiev749's avatar

5th gen video… i have already replaced the hard drive because it crapped out on me.

DeanV's avatar

Well, It sounds like you may just want to go with a new iPod. But here’s the apple support article.

DeanV's avatar

I would seek a second opinion, though. I’m just a kid. Go to your apple store and see what they say.

Kiev749's avatar

there isnt an apple store in wichita kansas… there’s an apple certified center… but they are completely retarded in there.

Kenyan's avatar

i would say take it to your local best buy and show the “geek squad” your problem. they should be able to help

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