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Ipod not charging

Hello there. I have a problem with my Ipod 30g Video. Not long ago, it stopped reading any USB inputs, completely. Meaning, I can no longer charge it and so the battery is now dead. This leaves my ipod virtually useless.

Do you have any fixes for this w/o having to contact Apple directly to service it?

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SOURCE: Apple iPod, Third Gen

has to be one of two problems,see if you can borrow usb lead to rule this out,but more than likely either bent pins or loose connector on ipod itself.rule out lead before bringing for repair

Posted on May 13, 2007

SOURCE: ipod 30G frozen

The reset procedure listed in the owners manual will fix this problem.

Posted on May 23, 2007

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SOURCE: my ipod says

Guys, if you have the ipod photo, I used to get the hard drive locking up , which would bring up the screen.

WHen you try to start it up, put the ipod to your ear and listen to hear if the hard drive is stuck-ie if you can hear the drive repeating a clicking noise, then it is stuck.

If it does this, hit the ipod with an open hand (like a slap). No joke. This is for real. Slap it a couple of times and then try to restart it. If it doens't work the first time, try it again. SOmetimes it works first go, sometimes it takes a few, but eventually it does work.
It seems like the hardware inside is stuck for some reason and slapping it fixes the problem.

My ipod has locked up about 5 or 6 times and each time it has worked for me.

Give it a go. Don't pay apple to get it fixed. They probably do the same thing and charge you hundreds for it.

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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I found a way to solve this, you have to google for a program called ipod reset utility or, you can search here:

Either way, install, follow the instrucions and you can probably save your ipod (note; I saved my ipod on a mac. Haven't tested transfering songs from my PC an this moment)

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: i have questions for any ipod user

No, it is not nesscarry to leave your ipod charging longer than 2 days, but I guess you can. It only takes a couple of hours for it to charge. I am not 100% sure that leaving your ipod in all month will kill the battery faster, but I don't think it will. Plus, wouldn't you want to listen to your ipod anyway before a whole month went by? You shouldn't let the battery die all the way before you charge it. It is harder to get it to turn on, if you let it completly die. Also, if your battery is low, I don't think that I would want to take the chance of it dieing on me at any time. If my battery doesn't have the plug symbol in it (which means it isn't fully charged), I go ahead and charge it anyway.

I hope this helps. Please rate my solution.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Apple Ipod Classic

Your logic board has probably went out. This is the board that controls all of the things the ipod does like the back light and volume and stuff like that. The logic board is around $50 and should be replaced by a professional.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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