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Doesnt seem to charge

My shuffle has never been used and i have tried plugging in to comp to charge but orange light just keeps flashing.have tried for over 12 hrs still no change.put music on and plays through comp but when i disconect from it light goes out and then nothing happens.light will not go green.can anyone help please.

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  • duncan_nicol Nov 22, 2008

    thank you for the help will try and do like you say.once again thanks for your quick responce,it was good of you

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Sounds like the battery is bad in the unit. If it's a first generation unit, Apple isn't supporting them anymore.

You could try hooking up one of these units:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=battery+for+shuffle&cid=14549207473407394801#ps-sellers

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Nov 22, 2008

    If your ipod doesn't look like the one in the picture, you can take it to a nearby Apple Store or Best Buy to see if the unit is still under warranty to get it replaced.

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