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Ipod won't turn on

I charged my ipod nano 3rd generation completely and it was working just fin when i ook it off the charger. I went to use it about 20 minutes later and it wont turn on at all. Help please !

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    My iPod Nano 3rd generation won't turn on at all even if I toggle the hold button and then press menu and select buttons for 10 seconds. ITunes says that it's corrupt. It's only 6 months old!! I've tried restoring it on iTunes but it took over an hour and it still wasn't done so I restarted the computer. The latest version of iTunes was downloaded a few days ago. Please help!1

  • sachchic Jan 11, 2009

    i have the same this in august 08,, the screen is just wont turn on at all..tried the toggle button and waited 10 seconds but still doesnt turn on at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I chared my iPod then I went to use it the next day and it won't even turn on! HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I had charge my ipod earlier and used it during then day in my car. I shut it off and when I got back in my car less than an hour later it wouldnt turn on or do anything. Itunes says its corrupted but it wont let me restore it on my computer becuase my ipod doesnt show up. I just got it this christmas so its only 4 months old! Nothing I have tried has worked on it.

  • Jacqui_Gibo May 07, 2009

    I had this problem with my IPod Classic and was about to send away for repair. I actually thought it was dead and buried as it is an oldie. Goggled as last resort and found the suggestion of centre button and menu. Just love the person who suggested it. Within 5 secs I'm up and working again. Thank you sooooo much, you've saved me a fortune I'm sure.



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Try to turn on your ipod by holding the center button and the menu button both at the same time for about 6-10 seconds. Sometimes the hard drive on the ipod likes to freeze and just needs to be reset.

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