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What? How do I dowload the "latest ipod mini update"?

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Jun 23, 2013 11:29 AM

Hello. I have an Ipod Mini (2nd Generagation 4GB). I had put it away a few years ago when trying to reformat it. It had been on Mac, and I was switching to Wondows. I had trouble downloading itunes for some reason. I dont think i was on dialup, but I had problems and just quit trying in frustration. I plugged it in to charge a few hours ago. The screen was blank. I googled and looked through forums at how to boot it up. I couldnt remember. Well, after just under 2 hours of charging at the wall, I connected via USB to my PC, and it doesn't even get recognized. My PC just says it's searching. I tried to hold the MENU & SELECT buttons for the suggested time until th Apple logo comes up. Nope. Nothing doing. Nothing comes up. I keep trying.

 

I found the Apple Support info that is dated 2004, where it tells me to go to the Apple Support slash Ipod, to download the latest Ipod Mini software. What is that? There isn't such a thing. I can't even find a mention of it anywhere on the internet. This support manual info on Apple tells me I need to do this to be able to rest my Mini.

 

I should be able to see the Mini pop in my iTunes, if I open it, if I have it connected via USB. But I don't.

 

Maybe there is a battery inside the Mini that won't charge? Should I take it apart to look? So far, no Apple logo no matter what I try. Nothing on the screen at all to show a battery charging or anything.

 

If I take it apart, what should I look for? I'd like to take it apart to see. I couldn't find any YouTube videos on that either.

 

What would you try?

 

Thanks.

iPod Mini 4GB, Windows 7, I have 2013 Mac and older G4s too

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