7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2006 1:40 PM by WBaggins
Joel Sholtes1 Level 1 Level 1
This past weekend I listened to my Nano in the car until the battery died on me. I set it aside and tonight I tried recharging it with my laptop.

At first I got the B&W non-animated charging lightning bolt battery symbol. Meaning my battery was very low. That only lasted for a few minutes and then the screen went blank. I reset it and the icon came back, but same result. Now it won't respond to resets, plugging into computer, plugging into ac/adapter, and it won't show up in my itunes or desktop (it never did in the first place since this weekend)

It is just straight up unresponsive. Is it possible to drain the battery so much that it doesn't work anymore? I mean even with an ac/adapter plugged into it?

Now, this nano has only been holding a 4-5 hour charge when fully charged. I bought it new from apple in January. Six months old. I was planning on sending it back. 14-hour life they purport. Now I think replacement is my only option.

ibook g4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • btabz Level 7 Level 7
    Try resetting your iPod while it is connected to power...
    Reset iPod

    See this as well...
    iPod Doesn't Charge

  • Joel Sholtes1 Level 1 Level 1
    Yeah, I've tried every single permutation of resetting while plugged directly into my laptop, while directly plugged into ac/adapter, and while plugged into nothing at all.

    Also, I cannot restore it because my laptop will not recognize it when it's plugged in. When I open the ipod updater utility to restore it, it asks me to plug an ipod in.

    I don't think it's a faulty USB portal or cable. I'm getting the same response from both ports on my laptop (which do work with my usb mouse) and I've tried different cords.

    Any thoughts would help. But I'm thinking I'mgoing to have to send this puppy in.
  • btabz Level 7 Level 7
    Did you look through the other article I posted?

    If the iPod is not turning on/staying on the black and white charging icon, it won't be recognized as it isn't really in a mode to be recognized.

  • Joel Sholtes1 Level 1 Level 1
    Yeah, I read the article, that's why I was discussing the cables and ports. The problem isn't there.
  • btabz Level 7 Level 7

    Is the iPod turning on?
    iPod Won't Turn On

    Or is that black and white indicator just showing up?

  • Joel Sholtes1 Level 1 Level 1
    It's not turning on, and now the B&W indicator isn;t even showing up. It appears dead and unresponsive. I waited a day to try again, and still nothing.

    I read the turning on article and nothing seems to apply.
  • WBaggins Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem with my 4th (I think) generation iPod.

    Your battery may be completely exhausted. I was told by an acquaintance that the battery is often the first thing to go beyond recovery.

    Seeing as how this forum offers no clear evidence for/against this, I will be sending in my iPod and suggest you do the same.

    Good luck.

    Powerbook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.7)