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30 GB Ipod stopped working

My black ipod used to work all the time and i never had any problems with it until i left outside in the cold for about a week. After that it stopped turning on. It will work when it is plugged into my wall charger but not when it is in the computer. I bought a new battery and i replaced it but that did not help at all. I dont know what is wrong.
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Re: 30 GB Ipod stopped working

Fredycruger may be correct. If you left it outside, moisture may be a problem and letting it dry completely may do the trick. (which may include disassembly if you have a case opener tool). You sound like you do have the opener tool since you say you changed the battery.

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Re: 30 GB Ipod stopped working

Sounds like the micro swich is frozen the only thing i can sugest is to stick it a warm place for a couple of days a aring cubard will do fine if this fails then ask the manufactuers what the problem is ? you can email them Apple Website

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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