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Ipod model A1136 30 g

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Press and hold the top and center buttons at the same time (upwards of 30 seconds), until the screen turns on (assuming it's charged, and also doesn't have water damage).

If that doesn't work, plug it into your computer, and do it again. This time, when the screen comes on, let go of the top button, and it'll place the device in recovery mode.

(look up instructions on how to place the device in recovery mode)

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