3503 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2008 9:58 PM by paulperc
It most likely is the battery, which needs to be replaced. You can send it to Apple to do so, or go to a 3rd party such as http://www.ipodjuice.com (or Google for others) and either buy a battery and install it yourself or have them do it.
BTW, when you go to buy a battery, you have a 5th Generation iPod, not and iPod Classic. The latter is only available in 80GB and 160GB sizes and came out last September.
I have the same problem, that the iPod classic 80 gig won't turn off. It seems to me the whole Play/Pause switch is non-functional. How to fix?
Also, when I 'reset', and get the apple logo, is that 'turned off'? (I've just bought the iPod 2nd hand, so am not familiar with it.)
I am also having issues with my 80 gig classic. Mine will turn off but only momentarily. Even if I turn it off and slide the hold switch to lock it will still turn on by itself. So I guess mine will turn off, but only for seconds/minutes depending on its mood! I have to recharge almost everyday. Really peacing me off!
I also had this problem with my 30g. I found the solution on the iPod help page. When the battery is VERY low, it can either freeze on that screen, or not turn on at all -- until A LOT of charging. Sometimes charging doesn't seem to unfreeze it so here is what works for me. 1). Slide the HOLD button back and forth a few times. 2). Hold down the MENU button and CENTER button -- OR-- the CENTER button and the PLAY/PAUSE button. I always forget which combination of buttons, but it's one of these combos. Hold them down, and in 5-10 seconds the ipod should shut off. Hope this helps, I've used this 4-5 time already and it works each time.