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Ipod wont recharge

I have had my ipod for just over a year. A few days ago it ran out of charge while I was playing it I plugged it in to USB to recharge and it didn't recharge. Have tried it on 6 other USB ports but nothing happens. When I switch it on it lights up for about 2 seconds and then nothing. Until this happened it was perfect. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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Re: 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.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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I have seen this many times. Your battery is most likely depleted to the point that it is incapable of sending a signal to the computer. You will more than likely need to have you battery replaced. You can jump start your iPod with a wall charger, but you lost yours. A simple charger can be bought off of eBay for less than ten dollars. If you get a wall charger and nothing happens, your iPod is dead but it sounds like a battery issue.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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