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My ipod wont turn on?

I have a first generation iPod nano. One day i dropped it, and the letters started to fade. i tried to reset it with the middle button and the menu button, and it didn't work. i also did the factory reset on it, still didn't work. it will still play music, but only if its plugged into a power source. once i unplug it it will play for a little while, maybe like, half a song, and then completely shut off. i have tried all the trouble shooting, and im afraid its something wrong internally. i heard about somebody who fixed their ipod with a piece of paper putting pressure on the hard drive and making it work, but i haven't been able to access the website where the information is located. PLEASEEE help. I've been pretty much miserable without my ipod.
if you can help me fix this problem I'll love you foreverrrr!

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Re: my ipod wont turn on?

There is only one solution i can think of that will resolve this, formatting your iPod.

Some files which were corrupted when you dropped it, if formatting is unsuccesful it will be a component failure. When you dropped it you must have knocked a component inside the iPod out of place which is creating this annoying problem and iPods have been designed so you can't open them up, if you attempted to and are successful you'll find you won't be able to put it back together easy.

Right to format i know 2 way's one is using iTunes. When your iPod is connected go to iTunes(should come up automatically anyway's), once your on iTunes go to your iPod then click on "Restore" this will restore your iPod to it's orignal conditon for example when your brought it, making a clean fresh copy.

The other way i know if that's unsuccessful is to go to "Start" then click on "My Computer" then look for your iPod usually named as "Removable Disk" once you've found that "Right-Click" on it then click on "Format", once format is complete, add some songs then unplug your iPod and try now with a bit of luck it should work.

Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful in some way. Further problems just leave a comment on here and i will get back to you a.s.a.p.

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