Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to sdorer33)
A reset may help. Tap and hold the Home button and the On/Off buttons for approximately 10-15 seconds, until the Apple logo reappears. When the logo appears, release both buttons.
No content is affected by this procedure.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to sdorer33)
Has it been charged recently? Connect it to the external charger and verify that the unit is being charged. If it's dead, let it charge for a few hours.