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Recharging I am unsuccessful at recharging my ipod classic. It is reading,"Charging, please wait..." and nothing is happening. I have tried to recharge it to my computer as well as my 'Bose Portable Sound Dock. Nothing! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank You Tristan

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  • smooth53 Oct 22, 2008

    My ipod is stuck on "CHARGING, PLEASE WAIT" when its plugged in to the wall or my computer.  When I disconnect it, the screen go completely blank as if its not holding charge.  Have you heard of or seen this before?  If so, any ideas on how it can be fixed?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Kia Ora!

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    same same

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Had the same problem with mine. Strip your ipod and you'll find that the left hand end of the battery has been rubbing against the mounting screw for the hold button and the positive track is exposed causing it to short out the battery. Placing a piece of plastic between the battery and the mounting screw sorts out the problem. My ipod charged and the battery still works fine. It seems to be a common problem with this model. If you want more details email me at martin.gary13@yahoo.com

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160gb classic


iPod Symbol Meanings
The Apple iPod personal media player uses a set of symbols to communicate what's happening to the device: when it needs to be recharged or when it's experiencing problems.
Sometimes it's not obvious what these symbols mean; problems with your iPod may cause conflicting or confusing icons to be displayed.
Folder with an Exclamation Point

This suggests that your iPod can't read data stored on it.
Your iPod may simply not have enough charge in its battery to read its hard drive.
If recharging it doesn't help, you can try connecting it to your computer, then updating it with the latest version of the iPod's software.
If none of this works, you may have a dead hard drive; your iPod will need to be repaired.
Battery with an Exclamation Point
A battery with an exclamation point usually just means that your iPod needs to recharge.
Once the battery has charged up again, everything should be fine.
You can charge an iPod through a FireWire connection to a computer, but not if the computer is in sleep mode or switched off.
Third-generation iPods cannot be charged via USB 2; later iPod models can, however.
If you are having problems charging your iPod, try switching cables.
You can also try resetting the iPod by pressing Play and Select together (Menu and Play on earlier models).
If none of these methods help, your battery may need to be replaced.
Empty Battery
If the battery icon shows an empty battery, this means that your iPod is almost out of charge and needs to power up.
If you know that the iPod has been charging for a while, and the battery icon is still empty, you may need to update its software.
Older software can lead to a confused battery readout.
Wall Plug with Power Adapter
This means that your iPod needs to be plugged into an electricity supply while it updates its firmware.
You won't be able to do anything else with it until you do this.
Frowning IPod Icon with an Exclamation Point
A picture of an iPod with a sad face and x-ed out eyes plus an exclamation point indicates a very serious problem with the device.
In some cases, draining the battery completely then recharging and resetting the iPod can offer a short term solution, buying you enough time to back up your iPod's data.
The underlying problem will remain and is likely to get worse until your iPod is repaired.
Apple Logo
A brief appearance by the Apple logo when the iPod is reset or switched on is normal and nothing to worry about.
If the logo does not go away and the iPod doesn't boot up, there is a problem.
You can often resolve this by putting the ipod in Disk Mode and then restoring or updating its software; note that you will lose all data stored on the iPod if you do this.
If this doesn't work, your iPod needs specialist attention.
Do Not Disconnect
It is not safe to unplug your iPod when you see this icon. Wait till it goes away, then you can safely disconnect your iPod.
Spinning Disk Icons
The spinning disk and magnifying glass icon means that the iPod is performing a disk scan.
If you don't want to perform a scan right now you can re-set the iPod; you'll see a disk with a cross when you stop the scan.
If you would rather let the scan complete, you should connect the iPod to a power source as scanning drains the battery.
If the scan finds issues but can fix them, you'll see a disk plus an arrow.
If everything is alright, you'll see a disk plus a checkmark.
If there is a problem that the scan disk function could not fix, you'll see a disk plus an exclamation point.
Ipod shows RED X
http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1463

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Jul 26, 2013 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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I have a 30gb ipod classic it would not turn on and it keep reading battery very low please wait ...so to replaced the battery and it still saying the same thing my friend said that i need a new logic boad...


> is he right?

Maybe. If the cable that connects to the iPod that you use to recharge the battery is broken, then _NO_ battery (old or new) can get recharged. Borrow a cable from a friend, or connect your iPod to your friend's cable, to see if changing the cable allows the battery to charge.

If that does not help, then your friend could be correct.

Note that some "big-box" stores, such a BEST BUY, will take your iPod as a "trade-in" on a new iPod. Put the old battery back in before you do the trade-in, and sell the new battery on eBay or CraigsList.

Dec 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, i have a 160gb ipod classic, it doesnt turn anymore, and when i plug it into power or itunes the "charging please wait" comes up but it stays stuck on like that, i have tried restarting it and itunes...


Not sure what you meant by "restarted" but sometimes it takes "resetting" the ipod by plugging the cable into a reliable power source and then holding down both the menu and select (center circle) buttons for more than 5 seconds.

Aug 24, 2010 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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My ipod mini just stopped working cos i didn't recharge it for a while and now i have connected to the computer with the to recharge but the light won't turn on nothing is happening.


Sometimes when the battery is very low, it takes some while charging before the ipod will have enough power to start up the screen etc. Be patient and see how it goes. If nothing still happens, it might have crashed, in which case press the center button and menu at the same time and hold them to reset.

Jul 11, 2010 | Apple iPod mini M9160LL/A MP3 Player

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Will not charge or turn on


Plug your Ipod into your computer. Hold down both the Menu Button (on/off button) and the center button( just below the screen) for 15-30 seconds. You should see the Apple sign after that time. Mine died and was revived this way.

Apr 04, 2010 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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My ipod displays charging please wait..... and wouldn't charge???


google it. also another thing is to try is plug it in and hole menu and center button until an apple turns up or until yoour omputer reconizes it

Jun 05, 2009 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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My ipod classic recharge from the wall?


turn the lock button on and then off again then hold the MENU and the CENTER buttons down AT THE SAME TIME FOR 30 SECONDS and see what happens, it may need a new battery which bye the way you have to have Apple replace.

Mar 20, 2009 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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160 gb ipod classic won't recharge with the wall charger


Try charging it on the computer or with a different wall charger. The fault may lie in the charger brick. I have seen it happen many times that the wall charger quits working but it still charges on the computer.

Cheers

Nov 14, 2008 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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My Ipod classic 80 gb is frozen and won't turn on or charge!! HELP!!!!!!!


If it keeps happening (and your hear clicking or repetitive sound from inside) you have a broken hard drive. Open the iPod classic and replace the hard drive. The part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble an iPod classic. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have a service do it for you there are third party iPod Repair Services.

Mar 19, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Ipod wont recharge


Try a regular AC wallcharger. You can get one on Ebey for under $10.00 with shipping. I have had similar problems and this seemed to solve it when the battery had completely discharged.

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