If none the of standard 5 R's of troubleshooting worked, even after leaving the iPod to charge for a few hours, it's likely that the battery is completely shot and in need of a replacement. You'll have to bite the bullet and either invest in a new iPod or replace the battery.
There is no way to "jump start" it.
Planb77..... Thank you for confirming that..... I guess the battery is shot. I do have a later version of ipod and am very happy with it, however I was trying to ressurect this one for use on my motorcycle.
How do I replace the battery.... is it easy to get the ipod apart w/o destroying it.... I would love to delve inside any way and replace the battery.
Can you or anyone help here and point me in the right direction to replace?
Thanks for the help planb77
Hi .... I have now ordered a replacement battery from ebay with the tools for removing the case etc etc (£5.49).... and found a website for the instructions on how to do it.... Find below for others who wish to do this.