Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to Simon_Mc)
hey, i agree with you, 7 years is a long time, that thing has paid its dues. you tried pretty much everything i would recommend, i personally think its probably a hardware issue from your summary.
The other thing to keep in mind is i don't think Apple provides any support or hardware repair for these ipods anymore. you can check to be sure though / http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1752