My iPod touch doesn't appear to be pwoering on or charging. I got it last Christmas 2010 and was last using it during Christmas 2011. I hadn't had any issues with it up until this point (though coverflow kept crashing after upgrading to IOS 5). Over the Christmas break I misplaced my power cable and so haven't charged it since then. I ordered a replacement cable from Amazon. This didn't appear to charge the device. I was assuming it was just a problem cable but I've since found my original cable and this doesn't charge the device either. I've tried plugging the cable into a usb port on a few different machines and directly into a wall adapter charger. For all of these the screen stays blank and pressing the power and / or home button doesn't do anything. I've left the device charging for a period of time but it doesn't appear to be working. I can try to book a visit to a genius bar in the hope that they'll look at it (I don't have Apple Care on the device and it was bought through a third party supplier)? It's in another city though so I was aiming to troubleshoot as best I can before hand in case I can fix this without the visit.