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Ipod nano wont turn on

My nano was new, never been dropped, not a scratch on it, and working wonderfully. Then I left it in a car on a hot day and killed it, apparently. It won't turn on at all, whether it's plugged into the computer or not, or locked or unlocked... It's entirely unresponsive. What do you suppose happened? Is it all dead or only mostly dead?

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    My IPOD is not charging through the USB-Power adaptor.
    I tried syncing it to the computer to charge, but even after a few hours, it says "do not disconnect", when I disconnect I cannot turn it on. It behaves like it has no ipod nano wont turn on

    What could be wrong?
    Thanks in advance

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    ipod nano dead

  • cmdsangel Dec 02, 2007

    my ipod nano wont turn on. i really dont know what happened. i was out side in the cold and it was working fine then 30min. later it didn't turn on since.

  • stuzie Dec 12, 2007

    we tried charging it and it comes up with and nothing else happens its like the battery is damp we even put it on the radiator to see if that helped

  • stuzie Dec 12, 2007

    can you buy a new battery if it does not charge

  • blazered1 Jan 03, 2008

    I try to turn it on and nothing happens i try to charge it and it still does not turn on. How do I fix this?

  • lety19 May 03, 2008

    i was hearing music and every thing was good. It was charged and it terned off with no reason. Since then it does not turn on i tryed to charge it and connecting it to the computer but nothing happens.

  • agkitties May 09, 2008

    I was playing my ipod on my Iblaster(plays music out loud), and when I left for class, I turned it off but left it connected to the iblaster. When I came back my ipod was burning hot. I let it cool off, but after that it wouldnt turn on, no matter what I did. However, it gets burning hot whenever I connect to the iblaster.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I llistenend to it in the morning. It was fine. When I wanted to listen to it a few hours later, it was just dead. Can't reset, plugged in the pc nothing happens,...



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You may try to reset your iPod by

  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007


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