Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 10:02 PM (in response to treehouselady)
The battery is dead, permanantly pretty much.
I had this happen to an old nano, 2nd gen or 3rd i forgot which it was.
Anyway i went in a lake with it, after that it would no longer work on the battery, but would with external power.
I spent a good while looking for a solution but couldn't find a fix or any suggestions other than replacing the ipod battery, or the ipod itself.
I did keep it though and just kept it on a ipod player speaker device though. Maybe now theres a trick to fix it or something but i highly doubt it.