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HELP, my Ipod is dead!

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wardahbiru Calculating status...
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Dec 9, 2008 9:42 PM
I really need some help here.
Yesterday my Ipod was dead. It just wont turn on. I've tried holding the Menu and Center button but nothing happened.
It just went dead.
I did charge it on my laptop, but when I ejected it, it seemed fine.
Can anyone help me?
Compaq Presario CG40, Windows Vista
  • tinydreamer221 Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2008 6:06 PM (in response to wardahbiru)
    i have the same problem.
    mine has been dead for a few days now.
    if you find anything out, let me know.
  • Fabien B. Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 30, 2008 4:09 AM (in response to wardahbiru)
    Did you try to restore your iPod with iTunes ?
     PowerBook G4 1.5 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.3.x),  iPod nano 4 GB
  • momthechauffer Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2008 3:13 PM (in response to Fabien B.)
    Mine also! Even my computer won't recognize it. It will recognize my other iPods, but this one (2nd gen Nano) is DEAD! I've never had a problem before!
    Windows XP
  • Fabien B. Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 31, 2008 12:59 AM (in response to momthechauffer)
    Ok. Your problem is very serious. You should call an Apple Center.
    Bye
     PowerBook G4 1.5 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.3.x),  iPod nano 4 GB
  • momthechauffer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 31, 2008 7:25 AM (in response to Fabien B.)
    Thank you, I was going to an Apple Store on Saturday.

    Happy New Year!
    Windows XP
  • bobthebuilder1759 Calculating status...
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    Jan 1, 2009 1:31 PM (in response to wardahbiru)
    I also have the same problem Yesterday night it worked fine, but around midnight on New Year's, it stopped working and still doesn't work!
    acer aspire, Windows Vista
  • Tatishus Calculating status...
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    Jan 1, 2009 6:26 PM (in response to bobthebuilder1759)
    mine is dead too... i've known too many people that had problems with 2nd Gen. iPods... where i'm staying there's not a close Apple store so if you find any answer how to manually fix it, it would be a blessing
    HP Pavillion dv6000, Windows Vista
  • bobthebuilder1759 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2009 5:35 PM (in response to wardahbiru)
    i just presses random buttons on my i Pod and it came back to life!
    acer aspire, Windows Vista
  • momthechauffer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2009 12:14 PM (in response to bobthebuilder1759)
    I guess that's like giving it CPR.

    I did that also. Held the "hold", press the center, pressed everything on the click wheel. Nothing.

    I haven't gotten to the Apple store yet, I'm hoping to this weekend since I'll be in Danbury area. I'll tell you what happens.
    Windows XP
  • momthechauffer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2009 5:28 AM (in response to bobthebuilder1759)
    OK-This is what happened last night---

    I was charging up the Nano that was originally my daugheter's which she gave to me since mine died (and she now has an 80g video iPod). After it charged up and I deleted the Hannah Montana stuff and added my tunes on, I went to but a new song. Downloaded it, agreed to new terms of Itunes Store contract, downloaded it again, added to iPod.

    Then I ejected it.

    For fun, I decided to see if my dead iPod was still dead, connected it to my laptop and then I saw the faint Apple logo. I almost had a coronary. I called my daughter over, it was charging and now my laptop recognized it.

    It's fine now.

    But my daugter is now upset that her little iPod doens't have Hannah Montana anymore. We'll do that later tonight.

    Thanks everyone-I have no clue what happened to this thing. It was dead. Everyone I talked to, said go buy another one after taking it to the Apple Store and see what can be done. It's been around two-and-a-half-weeks since it died and now works.

    I dunno----I might rename it Lazarus.
    Dell Inspiron, Windows XP
  • Kavan Sidhu Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Jan 20, 2009 8:59 AM (in response to wardahbiru)
    Well then I guess I'm lucky. My dads second gen green 4gb ipod nano still works perfectly. But I found a used silver nano on ebay that has the same problems described here.

    So I want to ask all you ipod experts. If ipod battery dies wont it still work. Cant it still be plugged into the wall or car for example and still play music. Cuz the green nano we have now showed it was charging when I plugged it into a usb hub with ac adapter without a computer. It didn't say do not disconnect and just started charging. So I could play music. If the battery died it would still power right? It may not charge but it woyld still power right like in my car or soemthing for example?
  • roryfenrir Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2009 9:52 PM (in response to wardahbiru)
    Same problem, earlier i tried turning on my ipod and it just had a black screen, thought it ran out of batteries but when i pluged it in nothing happend... i tried switching cables, restarting the computer, changing computers, changing usb ports nothing worked. Its still just a black screen, nothing happens when i do anything (inculding pressing a bunch of random buttons)

    Its kind of funny because these last few days ive been telling alot of people how good this 8gb nano was, it survived all the times ive dropped it on pavement, gotten it wet, all that good stuff. And now it dies out of some dumb error...

    Im glad there is a little bit of hope, but if you ask me i think its a little funny and coincidental that all of us have this problem in a span of a couple months....

    if anyone finds out anything else you should definatly post it.
    Windows XP
  • safari=windows_4G-nano-2gen. Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jan 26, 2009 4:55 PM (in response to momthechauffer)
    there's a artical that says to turn the hold switch on & off 6-10 times
    HP, Windows XP Pro, Ipod nano 4GB
  • safari=windows_4G-nano-2gen. Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jan 26, 2009 4:57 PM (in response to roryfenrir)
    maybe you scream is bad because of the water?
    HP, Windows XP Pro
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