IPod - Wont Turn on ???? HELP!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by VanMac, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo

    Fairly new IPOD 30GB Photo. 1 month old.

    Working fine last night. Went to turn it on this morning....nothing. Plug into USB into computer....nothing. Plug it into wall outlet with usb cable.....nothing. No screen comes up, nothing. I press all kinds of buttons.....nothing.

    Any ideas? I'ts been plugged into wall for sometime now, but nothing. There is AC power at outlet, but IPod does not say it's charging.....nothing.
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    It might simply need reseting, here are the instructions from Apple:

    To reset iPod mini, iPod mini (Second Generation), iPod photo, and iPod (Click Wheel)

    Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

    Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds.

    You may need to repeat this step.
  3. VanMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    Hey - Thanks.

    I had went through the FAQ on their site after I posted this thread. Did everything they suggest. Still nothing......

    Called in, and tech siays I need to send it in......sucks........

    I'm on hold with support right now as they setup a dispatch. 7 days with no IPOD.....sucks
  4. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    Sometimes the iPod needs a little kick. Plug it in, then do the manual reset. If it doesn't work, unplug it, plug it back it and try again. This will USUALLY fix this problem.

    edit: by plugging in I'm referring to a power source.
  5. VanMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo

    Just tried that to.........nothing.

    Anywho, it is going in for repair/replacement. No big deal. Thanks for all your help!
  6. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Don't mean to hijack your thread, but my 4G 20g iPod is working fine, but I can't see the screen! I've been listening to it all morning while washing my car and when I pulled it out of my pocket coming in to the house there was no screen. I can play music (though it's a guessing game) and I hear the click-wheel working fine, but dead screen.

    So my question is, will a reset make the screen settings reset?
  7. tukigirl83 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2005

    DARWIN! After several weeks of no Ipod I want to die! YOU SAVED ME! WILL YOU MARRY ME?? :eek:
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sometimes if the battery is really flat, it won't work until it has been plugged into a computer (not the wall) to charge. Generally for this, Firewire is more reliable than USB, so if all else fails then maybe get your hands on a Firewire cable you can use.

    Hopefully it'll all get fixed in the shop anyway though. :)

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