iPod 5th Gen will not turn on.

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  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I am having quite a bit of difficulty trying to get an iPod video to turn on. I have it plugged into a computer, and I've tried resetting it, and absolutely nothing happens... what should I do now!?
     
  2. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    take it off hold, lol, what... it could happen
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    I've not got a 5th Gen, but maybe the battery is completely dead?

    Try charging it for a few hours?
     
  4. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, this is probably it, I have a 5th gen video iPod, and one day it wouldn't turn on, and my computer, or my moms computer, would recognize it, so I plugged it into my moms iHome for a few hours and it came back to life
     
  5. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I plug it into the computer, the screen does not even turn on and it is not recognized by the computer... yes I have tried all of the Rs.
     
  6. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also thinking it's a batttery problem, as I have opened up the case, and everything seems to be connected, however since the power goes through the battery, and neither the screen nor the hard drive lights up... I would think it is simply the battery.
     
  7. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats exactly what happened to me, it means you gotta charge it... trust me, plug it in to something that charges your iPod (besides your comp)
     
  8. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All right... I have it plugged into the wall outlet...

    How do I make sure its not the hard drive? Is there a way to test it? How long do I have to charge it for..
     
  9. iSee macrumors 68040

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    To be safe, charge it for a couple hours. It really could be the battery.
    Every once in a while I'd get something like this with my old iPod.
    It's worth a try anyway.
     
  10. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay it's been charging for quite a while now... I went and bought a new battery off ebay for $7 shipped.
     

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