Dead iPod nano, it just won't start.

By paranoid guy
May 21, 2006
  1. Ok, I'm just not sure what to do anymore, I know this isn't iPod
    support, but I'm hoping someone might have seen/heard of this problem
    before. Basically I've been having problems with my iPod nano ever
    since I bought it.
    First I'd get messages that the battery was dying even though
    it had just been charged(this appears to be a common problem).
    Also, it used to just turn off sometimes. Then on day it just died.
    Nothing worked. I toggled the hold switch, tried to restart it,
    plugged it into my pc and nothing happened. It's as if the battery
    was just dead, or the iPod is broken. Then, to complicate matters,
    it turned back on later that day! Worked for about a week, then the
    same thing happened. Turned on later that day again! Now, for the
    third(and final I think) time it died yesterday. It still isn't
    working. Trouble is, I bought it in America! I don't think I can use
    the warranty from here.To be honest I'm not sure. The thought of buying
    another really annoys me. It won't be an iPod anyway if that's what
    I have to do. I'm just wondering if there's any hope. It has crossed
    my mind that maybe there were too many songs on it. It only had about
    160mb left on it. If it decides to work again I think I'll try to
    take some songs off it.
    Sorry for the long post. I'd really appreciate...anything really, even confirmation that it is indeed a lost cause. Thanks for your time.
  2. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170


    Keep trying to reset it. Get your manual out and make sure you are resetting it right. The same thing happened to me with my ipod mini. It just would not turn on. Turns out I was not resetting it right. Follow the instructions from your manual exactly on how to reset it exactly. It should work. Don't give up! Also, if you have some Apple stores in Ireland, take it to them and tell them your problem. They are the pros. Good luck!
  3. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 420

    Ok, thanks a million :) I mightn't have been resetting it right. Is it menu and start, or enter and start? But do you think if I get it working it'll only keep doing this?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    If I remember right, there was a factory recall on defective ipod batteries. check with apple... you may be entitled to a replacement.
  5. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 420

    :blush: Turns out I wasn't resetting it properly. I always get mixed up and think it's start and enter you have to press, and the manual doesn't tell you how to reset it. I got the right way from the Apple support website. It's menu and enter you have to hold :eek: Still not sure what to do if it just turns off again in my pocket, guess I can just reset it :D
    Thanks anyway Tedster, I remember that story and I have to admit I was thinking I had probably gotten a defective one, seeing as it's troublesome at the best of times. I wouldn't recommend an iPod nano to anyone now.
    woohoo now I can listen to Gary Moore without sitting here!
    EDIT: As I was sitting here the thing turned off again, I reset it, I am now updating it's software, going to take some songs off of it, sometimes I wonder what life would have been like with a creative...
    EDIT 2: See below.
  6. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 420

    :haha: Now iTunes won't recognise the iPod, it says "no iPod connected" It most defininitely is, iTunes, it's right here beside me. Only one think to do...
    Stop, hammer time :haha:

    EDIT:Final edit, I restarted the computer, it's recognised, taking some bad/boring songs off, thanks for everything :grinthumb
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