542 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2006 5:34 AM by Colin Robinson
Because the battery is so dead that it can't even work the colour pixels and has to start with the black and white ones first.
Sounds like a funny answer but you do have to let it charge for at least 30 minutes.
I Have seen this in a link on the Apple website but I can't find it just now,
Found it here:
For some iPod models, including iPod mini (Second Generation), iPod nano, and Fifth Generation iPod, if your battery has been fully or nearly discharged, a monochrome non-animated version of the battery icon, shown below, appears on the screen when connected to your computer's USB port. In this state, the iPod will not be able to connect to your computer. Simply leave the iPod connected; when the iPod is sufficiently charged it will turn on enabling you to sync it with iTunes. Depending on the iPod model and how depleted the battery is, it may take up to 30 minutes to turn on.
Just in case you thought I was making it up