Have you try the Reset
- After charging till full charge, at least 2 hours (preferably 4 hours)
- Toggle the Hold switch, make sure you dont see the red mark when you do the next step
- Reset the iPod -> Press Menu and Center button simultaneously for about 10 secs or till the Apple Logo comes ON
- Then release the buttons
- Select your preferred language.
Here is the Apple support Article on the 5Rs
Thanks. No luck. Won't turn off most of the time when I hold down the play button for a few seconds.
If it goes to sleep and awake by itself, without touching and buttons or connecting to a dock, you may need to Restore the iPod. (but not too sure how your old iPod firmware is handled by iTunes 10.6)
Normally when I press play/pause for 3 secs, it will go to sleep and will start back, when any button is press, or connected to a dock.