iShuffle no longer charging 3 years old

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  1. Rabbithole macrumors newbie

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    I've had my ishuffle for 3 years now and it worked great until recently. The battery life always lasted a long time but when I try to charge it now nothing happens. I've tried it on a couple computers and none of them even recognize that it's in the USB port. No lights are turning on the shuffle either except for the battery light when pressed is red. Is there anything I can do? I'm not sure if the battery needs to be replaced because the battery life lasted awhile last time I used it. Have any suggestions?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Are you on a Mac or a PC?

    Check if it comes up in Disk Utility on a mac :)
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  4. Rabbithole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still not working when I use the reset utility software it doesn't even recognize the ishuffle so it can't reset
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Did you try Disk Utility?

    Minor point of fact: the iPod shuffle was released on January 11, 2005. The oldest your iPod could be is 2 years and 3 months.
     
  6. Rabbithole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I think I bought it in April 2005, guess I got my years mixed up. So that should mean that it could still work right?
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Mine still works. I think I got it right around then too.
     
  8. Rabbithole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what is disk utility? Is that the same as reset utility? I'm on a PC.
     
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    It's a mac utility for mounting and repairing hard drives. Do you have something like that for your PC?
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    He could not do that without the iPod at least being recognised :)
     
  11. Rabbithole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I downloaded something like that for my isuffle but the problem is that there is no interaction between the computer and the shuffle when plugged in. I think there could be something wrong with the usb stick.
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    Try cleaning the end :)
     

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