My shuffle can not charged, plugged in the orange light flashes three times and then no response.
Are you using the original docking cable that was included with the shuffle? You aren't using a cable for the 3G or 4G shuffle are you? If so, it's not compatible with the 2G Shuffle.
Make sure the connections on each end (on the shuffle and your computer's) USB port are snug. Also make sure you are plugging the iPod into a high powered USB 2.0 port on your PC and not via a USB hub or port on the front.
After leaving the iPod connected to power for a couple of hours, try resetting it.