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I pod only turns on then shuts down and comp doesnt reconize it

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2 weeks ago i unplugged my i pod like i always do and it just kept turning on then shutting down and doing the same thing over, then i was going to plug it into my computer, but my computer didnt reconize it all that was on the screen was low battery please wait, but it never did anything for me.

so it would be nice for some help

thnx [ = I get the apple support ipod screen with a folder on it.
Or I get the unhappy face image

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Hi,

it might just be a glitch. try holding down the middle and the menu button for a few seconds.This usually works if it doesn't then please follow some trouble shooting steps listed below:

Make sure the Hold switch is off

  1. Check to see if the Hold switch is on. It's located on the top of iPod. When it's in the on position, you'll see an orange patch.
  2. To turn the hold switch off, slide it until you no longer see the orange patch.
  3. Press any button to turn on iPod.

Make sure the battery is charged iPod won't turn on if the battery is empty. Instead, a low battery screen appears for about 3 seconds when you try to turn it on.


To charge your iPod, connect your iPod to your computer's built-in 6-pin FireWire or high-powered USB port or connect it to the Apple iPod Power Adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. Note: iPod models without a Click Wheel cannot be charged via USB. iPod shuffle requires a high-power USB port to charge. iPod nano and Fifth Generation iPod can charge via USB or FireWire, but they require USB to sync with iTunes. If you're not sure what iPod model you have, click here.
If you are connecting via USB and the battery is completely discharged, there may be up to a 30-minute delay before iPod powers up. Click here for more information.


Reset iPod If iPod still does not turn on or appears to be "frozen" you may need to reset it. When you reset iPod all your songs and files are saved. Some customized settings may be lost.
Let iPod's battery drain In rare cases, iPod might get into a state in which it needs to be drained completely before it can be reset. If iPod didn't turn on after you reset it, follow these steps:
  1. Disconnect iPod from all power sources and leave it disconnected for about 24 hours.
  2. Reconnect iPod to the Apple iPod Power Adapter or computer and reset it.
Update iPod's software If iPod turns on after you reset it, download the latest version of the iPod Software Updater, and update iPod.
Additional information If you have tried the solutions above and iPod still won't turn on, check the following:
  • Make sure iPod is the only device in your FireWire or USB chain. Disconnect everything but the mouse, keyboard, and your iPod, then see if it will turn on.
  • Make sure you are using the FireWire or USB cable that came with your iPod, and that the cable is in good condition.
  • Try connecting iPod to the built-in port of a different computer to see if that works.

If you still can't turn iPod on after performing these steps, it may need to be repaired. You can arrange for repair at the iPod Service Website.


Goodluck,
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Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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You need to reformat your ipod and upgrade the firmware after reformatting. to do this you need itunes.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Mar 21, 2008

    if it still wont solve the problem, kindly try replacing the battery.

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Your Ipod battery requires replacement

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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    I am online i am waiting for ur feedback

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