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3rd generation ipod won't turn on!!!

I have a 3rd generation 30g ipod. I haven't used it in a while because my charger broke and it took me a while to get a new one. Now that I have a new one finally, I tried to charge it but I couldn't even get the thing to turn on! I also tried charging it on my ihome, but that wouldn't work either. I tried resetting it many times, and it still won't even turn on. No pictures come up or anything. Can anyone help me??

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Ugh. Yes. The same exact thing. It died, and I just never got around to plugging it in and now it won't turn on. It is soo frustrating! This is the 3rd iPod I've had... their care is disapointing and very unhelpful.

  • miniperson5 Feb 27, 2009

    i got an ipod on ebay and it wont turn on.

  • ipodnanos Apr 06, 2009

    i got my 3rd gen nano from eBay today and i won't turn on
    Maybe the port is faulty.

  • ytallo May 04, 2009

    my ipod said upgrading and then i turned it off now it won't turn on

  • ipodnanos May 06, 2009

    ihave an ipod nano 3rd gen and if i leave it off for more 45 minutes it will not turn on no matter what i do. ive tried pushing menu and center button method but it doesnt work.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    my ipod died about 3 months ago, and yes apples care for the own supply is outrageous they wont even fix it. it wont turn on AT ALL and wont charge at all. my only other idea is taking it apart and attempting to fix it myself. any help would be much apreciated.

  • shawn mellies-uren Nov 13, 2013

    mine is now dead :(

  • shawn mellies-uren Nov 13, 2013

    same here not off ebay thogh



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Hi Guys,

I pressed the center and menu button for about 3 minutes and the unit came right back on.

thanks for the help

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Have you tried using the cable and plugging it in to your computer? If it doesn't come on at that point it could be that the battery can't be charged anymore. Lithium Ion batteries will go bad if they completely discharge and are left in a dead state for a long period of time. You may need to replace the battery. You can find aftermarket battery kits online for as little as 10 dollars and they come with the tools needed to open the iPod.


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I've been having the same problem, and these solutions do not work for me. What I've tried was making it show up in the iTunes- forcing it into disk mode, etc. to do so- then restoring it, and when it happened once before to me, I just waited a week or so and it turned on again.

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If another ipod works on the ihome, your ipod has a prob.
If your ipod works on another ihome, the ihome has a prob.

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