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Step 1: Try charging your iPod with your wall charger, after about 5 - 10 minutes it should come on. (You might have forgotten to charge it)
Step 2: If that doesnt work, try step 1, but this time instead of charging your iPod with a wall charger, connect it to your computer. (Your wall charger may have malfunctioned)
If it still doesnt work, its highly possible that your iPod's battery might have died. If you bought it within one year, you can go to the Apple Store and get a free replacement on the spot (part of the warranty). If not, try to have them repair it for a fee OR give them your old iPod, and buy a new one for 10% off
It could be a hardware issue requiring replacement, but here are the things you can try to narrow it down: 1. Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged 2. Reset the player 3. Run an Updated using the latest version of the Philips Device Manager from Philips website 4. Run a Repair in Philips Device Manager
Triple Reset for Philips’ GoGear:
Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off.Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab.Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions.
After repair is complete, upgrade the firmware for this player. Will erase all the songs, but you should be good to go again.
If these methods fail, call Philips to see if you are still in-warranty.
yeah its most likely your ipods battery. if it works when its getting charged but not when its not then thats not good. mine is old and the battery is losing power a lot faster than it used to and when it almost dies and then dies it makes that noise. you can get a new battery for it. you can get them on ebay for cheap. they come with the tool to open it ( i just used 2 credit cards) and instructions to replace the battery.
You could try cleaning the contacts on both the battery and the player (make sure it's unplugged) with some alcohol on a cotton swab. Other than that your battery may just have completely died and you'll have to purchase a new one.
Hope this helps,