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Battery icon with exclamation point flashes..

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  • shamar15 Mar 03, 2009

    it has a battery icon w/ an exclamation mark on the bottom left side of battery and it just flashes will not turn on....

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The icon is the exclamation or it has a exclamation? I can figure that with that info but all i can say is that it maybe a battery overage.

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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
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My ipod mini 4gig has been corrupted. trying to restore but unfortunately it wont. it is just showing an apple icon and a triangle with a exclamation point. when connected to a computer it does not...


There are many iPod error icons with exclamation marks


The Sad iPod icon (93936_4.gif ) usually means that the iPod can't access it's Hard Drive. I've seen that hitting the ipod on a soft surface occasionally fixes this. You may need to take the iPod for repair


The Folder Error icon (93936_1.gif) may mean the battery is low, the ipod needs to be reset, restored or needs a service

The Battery Icon (93936_2.gif) usually means the battery needs charging

93936_3.gif means a disk scan failed and will be repeated when the ipod is turned on or reset.



Try restoring it continuouly until it does (eventually worked for mine)

if it is anything else, your iPod may need repair.



Good Luck!

-AC

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Flashing icons while charging... am I really charging?


If the iPod is showing the "Sad iPod face" icon, this means that the hard drive inside the iPod (located on the logic/circuit board) has died/failed and needs to be replaced. If you plan on replacing this part, you may also need to purchase and solder a new battery to the iPod logic board if you were to do it yourself.

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Will not turn on


If the sad face appears on your ipod, it means it is broken. It needs to be taken into Apple to have it repaired or you might have to buy a new one.

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IPod does not charge


Search for 'The iPod battery Unplugged' it will probably help you diagnose the problem cheaper than apple will

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My iPod (4th gen 20gig) seems to have died... when you switch it on the apple logo appears then a folder with an exclamation mark... It also isn't recognized when you plug it into the PC...Also I have seen...


battery is not the problem, most likely your hard drive is bad, or motherboard is defective somehow, try open the ipod, and disconnect the battery, see if hard drive connector is installed properly, then plug the battery back and try to turn it on, helps 50/50, if not - replace the hard drive

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Why isn't the charging icon always animated (flashing)?


For Mac users "When you plug your iPod nano into a power source, the charging icon appears?it's a lightning bolt over a battery. Depending on the state of the battery, it may or may not animate (flash between gray and green). In either case, the icon indicates the battery is charging successfully. When the battery is fully depleted, the iPod nano may not appear in iTunes until it has been charged for about 10 minutes.The non-animated version of the icon, shown above, appears when your battery has been fully or nearly depleted of charge. This appears for up to 10 minutes. Note: If your iPod nano is connected to the computer, the computer won't see it until after that 10 minutes has elapsed. After that, you'll see the ""Do not disconnect"" screen. If the charging icon is flashing and your computer doesn't recognize it,Can't see your iPod in iTunes or or the Finder? Remember these five basic suggestions when you run into a problem with your iPod. If one of the following doesn?t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall , Restore Reset your iPod. Retry with a different USB or FireWire port. Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iPod and iTunes software from latest versions on the web. Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide. Still can't see your iPod? Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or in the Finder when you connect it to your Mac. The most likely causes are listed below in logical order (you'll find information for both USB and FireWire iPod connections). Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing. Battery depleted? If you have an iPod nano, click here to find out what you'll see if the battery is depleted. If this is what you are seeing, wait 10 minutes while iPod nano is charging. You're using USB instead of FireWire If you use USB instead of FireWire to connect, it won't appear in iTunes unless you update to Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. If you can't update your software, then use FireWire instead. Note: iPod shuffle and iPod nano are compatible with USB only. With any model of iPod (except for iPod shuffle), if you connect it to a low-powered USB port (such as one on your keyboard or bus-powered USB hub), the following alert may appear: If you click OK, your iPod won't appear. Make sure that you connect your iPod directly to one of the computer's USB ports or to a powered (as in connected to an electrical outlet) USB hub. Your Mac is sleeping Your Mac must be awake to recognize iPod. Be sure that you wake the computer before connecting your iPod. Your Mac doesn't meet iPod system requirements Make sure that your Mac meets the iPod system requirements. Third-party FireWire and USB cards and PC cards may not work and are not supported by Apple. You're missing some system sof

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Why isn't the charging icon always animated (flashing)?


For Mac users "When you plug your iPod nano into a power source, the charging icon appears?it's a lightning bolt over a battery. Depending on the state of the battery, it may or may not animate (flash between gray and green). In either case, the icon indicates the battery is charging successfully. When the battery is fully depleted, the iPod nano may not appear in iTunes until it has been charged for about 10 minutes.The non-animated version of the icon, shown above, appears when your battery has been fully or nearly depleted of charge. This appears for up to 10 minutes. Note: If your iPod nano is connected to the computer, the computer won't see it until after that 10 minutes has elapsed. After that, you'll see the ""Do not disconnect"" screen. If the charging icon is flashing and your computer doesn't recognize it,Can't see your iPod in iTunes or or the Finder? Remember these five basic suggestions when you run into a problem with your iPod. If one of the following doesn?t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall , Restore Reset your iPod. Retry with a different USB or FireWire port. Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iPod and iTunes software from latest versions on the web. Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide. Still can't see your iPod? Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or in the Finder when you connect it to your Mac. The most likely causes are listed below in logical order (you'll find information for both USB and FireWire iPod connections). Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing. Battery depleted? If you have an iPod nano, click here to find out what you'll see if the battery is depleted. If this is what you are seeing, wait 10 minutes while iPod nano is charging. You're using USB instead of FireWire If you use USB instead of FireWire to connect, it won't appear in iTunes unless you update to Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. If you can't update your software, then use FireWire instead. Note: iPod shuffle and iPod nano are compatible with USB only. With any model of iPod (except for iPod shuffle), if you connect it to a low-powered USB port (such as one on your keyboard or bus-powered USB hub), the following alert may appear: If you click OK, your iPod won't appear. Make sure that you connect your iPod directly to one of the computer's USB ports or to a powered (as in connected to an electrical outlet) USB hub. Your Mac is sleeping Your Mac must be awake to recognize iPod. Be sure that you wake the computer before connecting your iPod. Your Mac doesn't meet iPod system requirements Make sure that your Mac meets the iPod system requirements. Third-party FireWire and USB cards and PC cards may not work and are not supported by Apple. You're missing some system sof

Sep 28, 2005 | Apple iPod nano

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Why isn't the charging icon always animated (flashing)?


For Mac users "When you plug your iPod nano into a power source, the charging icon appears?it's a lightning bolt over a battery. Depending on the state of the battery, it may or may not animate (flash between gray and green). In either case, the icon indicates the battery is charging successfully. When the battery is fully depleted, the iPod nano may not appear in iTunes until it has been charged for about 10 minutes.The non-animated version of the icon, shown above, appears when your battery has been fully or nearly depleted of charge. This appears for up to 10 minutes. Note: If your iPod nano is connected to the computer, the computer won't see it until after that 10 minutes has elapsed. After that, you'll see the ""Do not disconnect"" screen. If the charging icon is flashing and your computer doesn't recognize it,Can't see your iPod in iTunes or or the Finder? Remember these five basic suggestions when you run into a problem with your iPod. If one of the following doesn?t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall , Restore Reset your iPod. Retry with a different USB or FireWire port. Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iPod and iTunes software from latest versions on the web. Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide. Still can't see your iPod? Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or in the Finder when you connect it to your Mac. The most likely causes are listed below in logical order (you'll find information for both USB and FireWire iPod connections). Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing. Battery depleted? If you have an iPod nano, click here to find out what you'll see if the battery is depleted. If this is what you are seeing, wait 10 minutes while iPod nano is charging. You're using USB instead of FireWire If you use USB instead of FireWire to connect, it won't appear in iTunes unless you update to Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. If you can't update your software, then use FireWire instead. Note: iPod shuffle and iPod nano are compatible with USB only. With any model of iPod (except for iPod shuffle), if you connect it to a low-powered USB port (such as one on your keyboard or bus-powered USB hub), the following alert may appear: If you click OK, your iPod won't appear. Make sure that you connect your iPod directly to one of the computer's USB ports or to a powered (as in connected to an electrical outlet) USB hub. Your Mac is sleeping Your Mac must be awake to recognize iPod. Be sure that you wake the computer before connecting your iPod. Your Mac doesn't meet iPod system requirements Make sure that your Mac meets the iPod system requirements. Third-party FireWire and USB cards and PC cards may not work and are not supported by Apple. You're missing some system sof

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Charging icon


For windows users "When you plug your iPod nano into a power source, the charging icon appears?it's a lightning bolt over a battery. Depending on the state of the battery, it may or may not animate (flash between gray and green). In either case, the icon indicates the battery is charging successfully. When the battery is fully depleted, the iPod nano may not appear in iTunes until it has been charged for about 10 minutes. The non-animated version of the icon, shown above, appears when your battery has been fully or nearly depleted of charge. This appears for up to 10 minutes. Note: If your iPod nano is connected to the computer, the computer won't see it until after that 10 minutes has elapsed. After that, you'll see the ""Do not disconnect"" screen. Here's the animated version you would see after 10 minutes, or when the battery is not fully drained: If the charging icon is flashing and your computer doesn't recognize it, Can't see your iPod in iTunes or Windows Explorer? Remember these five basic suggestions when you run into a problem with your iPod. If one of the following doesn?t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall , Restore Reset your iPod. Retry with a different USB port. Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iPod and iTunes software from latest versions on the web. Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide. Still can't see your iPod? Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or Windows Explorer. The most likely causes are listed below?you'll find information for both USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) iPod connections. Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing. iPod appears in Windows Explorer but not in iTunes or iPod Updater If your iPod shows up in My Computer, but iTunes and iPod Updater don't recognize it, there may be a software conflict, or iPod Service didn't load. You may see an ""iPod Service Error"" alert or a ""Please Reinstall iTunes"" message. If you see either of these messages, try the solutions in this article to resolve the issue. Laptop or portable connecting via USB? See iPod not recognized when connected to Windows laptop over USB for more information. Your computer doesn't meet iPod system requirements Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to use iPod for Windows. Your iPod displays an exclamation point folder or sad iPod icon, or doesn't appear in iTunes or My Computer If your iPod displays a folder with an exclamation point icon or a sad (unhappy) iPod icon on its screen, or if your iPod doesn't appear in iTunes or My Computer, follow these instructions to resolve the issue. Your iPod isn't formatted for Windows iPod for Windows Software only recognizes iPod for Windows. You cannot use iPod for Macintosh

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