iPod Nano 2nd generation question

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  1. Jessica08, Jan 19, 2016
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    Jessica08 macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping someone can help me here. My Nano will not charge. I use it in my vehicle with my aftermarket stereo, which is suppose to charge it will it is playing. I give it a full charge periodically, which the last time was after Christmas. It didn't start playing when I cranked my vehicle so when I checked it, it says I need to connect it to a power source that there is no battery power remaining. I have been having problems off and on with it, but I thought it was the cheap cord I bought to use with it. I have it plugged in an outlet, but it's not doing anything. Is there a way to change the battery? Does that sound like what it is?

    TIA
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    For what it's worth I would just buy a new iPod nano. That device is going on 10 years old. I still use my second gen Nano now and then for fun :)
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Does your computer see it? Have you tried cleaning the dock on the iPod?
     
  4. Jessica08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It did when I updated the songs back in December. I haven't tried it since I saw this message. I haven't cleaned the dock, but I will to see if it helps.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 19, 2016 ---
    Haha. I figured that's where I'm heading. I have a newer nano that I use in my other vehicle (which my mother happened to drop in her glass of orange juice while on vacation. It now has a fuzzy screen, but still works like a charm). This one goes in my Jeep, which is a rough ride so I don't care if it bounces around so much since it is old. That's why I was hoping to avoid buying a new one.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Could be the battery. If you mainly use it plugged in though it shouldn't even need a battery since the cable will supply power to it.
     
  6. Johnny365 macrumors regular

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    The battery is quite easy to replace. The tricky part is opening the ends up and sliding the motherboard out. Youtube videos help a lot. I bought a replacement battery and upgraded the 4GB internal HDD to a 64GB CF card for my Nano 2nd Gen and now it has great battery life.
     
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    Are you sure you're not talking about the iPod Mini? All of the nano series used flash-style memory chips soldered onto the board.
     
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