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My apple ipod will function when connected to a power source like a charger or computer but when it is unplugged it does not function it cannot be turned on or off. It appears to have no power at all

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  • samirae04 Apr 23, 2010

    Thanks for your comments any idea how I revive the battery or how you purchase a replacement battery?

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The battery is dead and needs to be revived or replaced if it is completely dead which most likely the case. It is clearly indicated by the iPod working only when a power supply is connected. It doesn't power up when not connected to a power supply because it doesn't get any power from the battery and the battery doesn't charge too.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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    Jahn27 Apr 23, 2010

    Check this link where you can purchase a replacement battery. The battery can be revived only when it got totally drained. It needs to be repalced when for no reason it ceased to power up the iPod.

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    Jahn27 Apr 23, 2010

    The battery can be revived by directly connecting it to a DC source such as a good battery or an adapter with a voltage of at least 4.5 VDC and maximum of 9 VDC. Connect the same polarities until the battery slightly gets warm indicating that it has been charged. Reinstall the battery and charge it through the gadget. Do not turn on the gadget until the battery is fully-charged.

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I have an ipod model a1199. i was wondering if you can use a newer ipod touch charger for it? and if not what kind of charger does it use?


Charge an iPod Nano Without a Charger
If you've misplaced or broken the charger that came with your iPod Nano, you might think you need to purchase a new one in order to continue using your Mp3 player.
However, there is a way that you can continue enjoying your iPod without having to purchase a new charger.
As long as you have a USB cord and a computer, you can charge your iPod without having the charger.

Locate the USB cord that came with your iPod Nano package.
It is the same cord that you use in order to sync or transfer music.
Plug the small end into your iPod Nano.

Plug the other, larger end into your computer's USB port.
Choose "Do Nothing" when your computer presents the dialogue box to let you choose what to do with the hardware or USB connection.
Leave your Nano plugged into your computer for at least 4 hours to charge.
Unplug your iPod Nano when charging is complete.
Charge an iPod Without the Charger
Many iPod owners purchase a charging unit that plugs into a standard wall outlet to recharge the iPod's battery.
However, the iPod wall charger is not included with new purchases, so consumers must either purchase a separate charger or find a way to charge their iPod using other means.
Here's a simple method to charge your iPod using your computer.

Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod.
Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on your Mac or PC computer.

Open the iTunes program by clicking on the icon in the Dock on a Mac or using the Start menu on a PC.
Click on the name of your iPod under the "Devices" heading in the main iTunes window.
Click on the "Sync" button to synchronize your iPod with your computer data.
While the iPod is syncing, the power from the USB port on your computer will charge your iPod's battery.

Unplug your iPod from the computer once the battery is fully charged.
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Aug 05, 2013 | Apple A1199 ipod nano

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The iPod USB Charger


<p>The USB cable that came with all iPod has two purposes: to your device to your computer so you can update and add music, and iPod to charge. All iPods have a lithium ion battery stops charging when the battery is full, the total life of your battery is not affected if you leave the iPod is connected to a power source. It usually takes four hours to recharge most iPods. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Connect the USB connector into an available high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer. Low-power USB ports, such as those in external keyboards and hubs do not work. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect the 30-pin connector at the other end of the USB cable 30-pin connector on your iPod. If you charge an iPod shuffle, there is no dock connector port. Instead, use the connector on the other end of USB cable that fits in the headset. Set the iPod down and let it recharge. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Unplug the USB cable when the iPod battery indicator is full. If you charge an iPod shuffle, the green light will appear. <br />

on Aug 09, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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Howdo yuo charge ipod 2gb


connect to a power source. either through a USB cable to your computer or car charger. If that doesnt work hold it up to the sun for about 5 minutes and shake it, should activate solar panels on the screen and power on

Dec 23, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

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Froozen and wont do ANYTHING


  1. Toggle the Hold switch. To do this, slide the switch to Hold (an orange bar appears) and then slide it back (orange bar is hidden).
  2. Reset the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, connect the iPod to a power source by either plugging it into an Apple iPod USB Power Adapter or directly into a computer's USB port.
  3. Let the iPod charge for at least 20 minutes. Note: If the iPod is connected to a computer, make sure the computer does not sleep, standby, or hibernate during the 20-minute charging period.
  4. After the iPod has charged for at least 20 minutes and while it is still connected to the power source, toggle the Hold switch again as in step 1.
  5. Try resetting the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, try putting the iPod into disk mode and restoring.
  6. Try putting the iPod into disk mode.
    • While in disk mode, connect the iPod to iTunes and try to restore.
    • If the iPod is still not recognized by iTunes, the iPod should be serviced.
    • utting iPods with a Click Wheel into disk mode
      1. Before placing the iPod into disk mode, you should verify that it is charged.
      2. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
      3. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
      4. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.ht1363_2.jpg
      5. Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect"
      If you are having difficulty putting the iPod model into disk mode, set it on a flat surface. Make sure that the finger pressing the Select button is not touching the Click Wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Play/Pause button toward the outside of the Click Wheel and not near the center.
      If you are still unable to put your iPod with a Click Wheel into Disk Mode, use one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Play/Pause button.

Jun 05, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod says charged, but when i unplug it it cuts


  1. First thing to do is restore it to factory settings to see if that corrects the problem.
  2. Make sure you’ve installed the latest version of iTunes.
  3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
  4. After a few moments, it will appear in the Source pane in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source pane and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window.
  6. Click the Restore button. A window will appear asking "Are you sure you want to restore the iPod "iPod" to its factory settings? All of your songs and other data will be erased."
  7. Click Restore again. (If you're on a Mac, you'll then need to type in your password.)
  8. During stage 1 of the restore, a progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.
  9. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  10. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.
If all else fails and the battery is bad, replace the battery. Here is a video that will show you just how easy it is. No need to pay Apple any more money than you already did to repair it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h53otOBTsI

I hope this helps and good luck!
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Nov 03, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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30GB iPod video, connected it to a USB charger, now it's screwed.


Few months ago i have same problem with my apple ipod classic 30GB.

My USB cable is short so computer show that, USB device canot be recognized. I haver replaced my cable. Problem will be in USB slot of ipod.

Replace cable. Problem will be solve.

Sep 23, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Washed comes on when plugged into computer and functions but not when unplugged


You should try resetting the ipod by pressing and holding both the menu and center buttons down until you see an apple appear on the screen or for at least ten seconds. If nothing happens by resetting it without being connected to your computer; I would try restoring it using itunes i've copy and pasted those steps below for you

How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339) Ensure that you have an active Internet connection
as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may
need to be downloaded to your computer. Download and install the latest version of iTunes
if you do not already have it installed. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your
computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came
with your iPod. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the
Source panel in iTunes. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will
see information about your iPod appear in the
Summary tab of the main iTunes windows. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted
with one or more restore options that may prompt
iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod
Software. The 4 possible restore options are: Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software
version already on iPod. Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod
Software version already on iPod even though a
newer version is available. Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest
iPod Software available. Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest
iPod Software available. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear
prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and
password. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen
indicating that the first stage of the restore
process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen
with instructions specific to the iPod model you
are restoring. Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect
it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to
older iPod models). Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to
computer to complete restore (typically applies
newer iPod models). During the stage 2 of the restore process, the
iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress
bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to
the computer or iPod Power adapter during this
stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see
since the backlight on the iPod display may be
off. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete
and the iPod is connected to the computer, the
iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking
you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences
similar to when you connected your iPod for the
first time.

If after a reset and restore it still will not work while not connected; I would try putting it in a DRY bowl of rice over night. You may still have moisture in the ipod. Usually rice works pretty good for this issue. Hopefully, the ipod wasn't damaged and this helped you out. Cheers :)

Apr 22, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Blank screen with faint apple


sometimes the ipod needs to be connected to an AC power source at a certain point if you ran it too long. So you need to connect it directly to power with a wall charger not through your computer.

May 31, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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NOw what?!


Hello again Cholo, Well, we?re going into uncharted territory for me since I haven?t had this happen, however, I have found some additional things to try. -Check and make sure the hold switch is off (orange is hidden). -If the battery is completely dead it may take as long as 30 minutes of charging for it to respond. -Let the power drain completely: Disconnect the iPod from all power sources (apple charger, firewire and USB) and let it sit for 24 hours. Please note that you will probably loose all music and anything else stored on the iPod. After 24 hours reconnect it to the power adaptor or your computer and try resetting again. If it still doesn?t work try letting it charge for 30 minutes. If you get it running again Apple recommends you download the latest version of the iPod software updater and update the iPod. If none of this works try the following: -Connect you iPod to another computers working USB port making sure it?s the only USB device plugged into the computer except you mouse and keyboard. Try letting it charge again. -If you?ve been using one source (USB or apple charger) to charge exclusively try the other. -If using a USB cable make sure its the cable that came with your iPod and that it is in good shape. -If you get this far you probably have no choice except to send it Apple for repairs. Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Jan 17, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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