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I take it you're no longer getting the Red X. If the following fails to work, it's time to replace the battery.
 
If iPod classic displays a “Connect to Power or Charging, please wait” message
 
This message may appear if iPod classic is exceptionally low on power and the battery needs to be charged before iPod classic can communicate with your computer. To charge the battery, connect iPod classic to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
 
Leave iPod classic connected to your computer until the message disappears and iPod classic appears in iTunes or the Finder. Depending on how depleted the battery is, you may need to charge iPod classic for up to 30 minutes before it will start up.
 
To charge iPod classic more quickly, use the optional Apple USB Power Adapter.
 
Note: Connecting iPod classic to a USB port on your keyboard won’t charge the battery, unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port.
 
Before replacing parts, get the paint off it and make sure of your model number. This is the battery part you will probably need: http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-Classic-Thin-Replacement-Battery/IF130-019[product|IF130-019]
This is a very difficult procedure so you might want to take it to a pro, but here's how to do it: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPod-Classic-Battery/561/1
Before replacing parts, get the paint off it and make sure of your model number. This is the battery part you will probably need: http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-Classic-Thin-Replacement-Battery/IF130-019[product|IF130-019]
This is a very difficult procedure so you might want to take it to a pro, but here's how to do it: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPod-Classic-Battery/561/1

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Edit by: mayer ,

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I take it you're no longer getting the Red X. If the following fails to work, it's time to replace the battery.
 
If iPod classic displays a “Connect to Power or Charging, please wait” message
 
This message may appear if iPod classic is exceptionally low on power and the battery needs to be charged before iPod classic can communicate with your computer. To charge the battery, connect iPod classic to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
 
Leave iPod classic connected to your computer until the message disappears and iPod classic appears in iTunes or the Finder. Depending on how depleted the battery is, you may need to charge iPod classic for up to 30 minutes before it will start up.
 
To charge iPod classic more quickly, use the optional Apple USB Power Adapter.
 
Note: Connecting iPod classic to a USB port on your keyboard won’t charge the battery, unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port.
 
Before replacing parts, get the paint off it and make sure of your model number. This is the battery part you will probably need: http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-Classic-Thin-Replacement-Battery/IF130-019

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Edit by: mayer ,

Text:

I take it you're no longer getting the Red X. If the following fails to work, it's time to replace the battery.
 
If iPod classic displays a “Connect to Power or Charging, please wait” message
 
This message may appear if iPod classic is exceptionally low on power and the battery needs to be charged before iPod classic can communicate with your computer. To charge the battery, connect iPod classic to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
 
Leave iPod classic connected to your computer until the message disappears and iPod classic appears in iTunes or the Finder. Depending on how depleted the battery is, you may need to charge iPod classic for up to 30 minutes before it will start up.
 
To charge iPod classic more quickly, use the optional Apple USB Power Adapter.
 
Note: Connecting iPod classic to a USB port on your keyboard won’t charge the battery, unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port.

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Original post by: mayer ,

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If iPod classic displays a “Connect to Power or Charging, please wait” message

This message may appear if iPod classic is exceptionally low on power and the battery needs to be charged before iPod classic can communicate with your computer. To charge the battery, connect iPod classic to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

Leave iPod classic connected to your computer until the message disappears and iPod classic appears in iTunes or the Finder. Depending on how depleted the battery is, you may need to charge iPod classic for up to 30 minutes before it will start up.

To charge iPod classic more quickly, use the optional Apple USB Power Adapter.

Note: Connecting iPod classic to a USB port on your keyboard won’t charge the battery, unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port.

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