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30 GB ipod video battery problem

My 2+ year old ipod suddenly refused to mount on Mac desktop or charge battery. The ipod screen when connected to computer alternate between apple symbol and "very low battery please wait." I installed a new battery and have the same results.

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Take it to an Apple Store in your area or Best Buy and see if they have any solutions to the problem. If the battery is still doing that there has to be something internally wrong with the player.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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