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Home button is stuck and iPod won't turn on

The home button to my 5th gen ipod broke about two months ago, and just today the screen went black and wouldn't come back on. I know it was charged, and even if it wasn't, if I plugged it into the power adapter it would have come on, but it didn't. I read that pressing the home button and the power button at the same time usually fixes this probably, but my home button is broken so I cannot do that. is there anything else I can do?

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I'm having the same problem right now. And I'm finding nothing that helps me. :/

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Just had the same thing happen to me today.

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help this is happening to me, does anyone have any answers?!?!?

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This is happening to me and I need it for an alarm!!

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this is the same thing that happened to my ipod. Does Apple even have a solution for this?

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I have the same problem, but there's only two things you can do.

1. Wait a day,or two, or maybe 3 and plug your charger on. Thats what i did. i think its basically needing a break cause of how long you run your phone without powering it off much. Or other things its just too hot and needs to cool off.

2. Take it somewhere like a lowkey place where they fix ipod,phones, & etc for cheap prices instead of going to apple cause apple is gonna give you the dumb response you dont wanna hear which is "I cant help you, gotta buy a new one". <- example.

Contact my email @ shaylarodriguez10@yahoo.com if you want free repair for your ipod, iphone, or whatever needs repaired. I check my email everyday soo...

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With the first one, did it work?

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For the first method, would i have to wait 2 to 3 days because the battery has to drain or?

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My iPod 5 Touch was working Fine Last Night. I recently updated it to IOS 9.2.1 last month. My home and lock button are broken so I use Assitive Touch . I put in on Lock and It wouldn't cut back on. You can still hear the noise of the charger working correctly but The screen is still black. I took it to the apple store today and They just said I need to buy another one . which I expected.. I need help. I have a lot of valuable information on this iPod. ALOT. Any Suggestions ? I really need this to work. Is it because I didn't Update to IOS 9.3.2 ? I'll just wait 2-3 Days like you said. Because The apple store is just money hungry.

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The same has happened to me a few times. But not this bad, the first few times it wouldn't turn on and all that. Then my friends dad looked at it and said i need to wait a few days for the battery to drain and the next day i was pushing the lock button then the plug in symbol came up. I plugged it in and it came back on after a few minutes. But yesterday i was on my iPod 5th generation and then it went all black, i could still her music and all that. It just won't turn on ad i plug it in to my computer and it says its at full battery it just won't come on. I made sure its backed up which it ways. Then today i asked my teacher what to do cause he's really good with electronics, he said make sure its backed up then you may have to wipe it so its like a brand new iPod. But at first he tried holding the lock and home button down the i told him my home button is jammed and he said that could be a problem. When i got home i told my mom and she said you just have to restart it.

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My mom knows that because she contacted Apple a few years ago because this happened to my old iPod. Try plugging it into a computer if you have one then maybe try to restart it and make sure its backed up.

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Same happened to me, I just followed the first few steps of the ipod display replacement guide until the screen is lifted then using a point or a pen hold down the contact under the home button and power button and you should be good to go assuming there is some power in the battery then just re-assemble and enjoy.

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Thank you so much! I did this too and it worked.

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thank you soooo much

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what to use if you don't have a suction ?!

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i normally wud leave it off for 2 days, but luckly my ipod was broken at the bottom n had access to underneath the home button n now i got my ipod back on n now know the home button can work ty

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This happens quite alot with mine. Usually happens because of not closing off apps and they have crashed which causes it to turn into black screen. As my home button is broke, what works with me is either leave the ipod for a few days depending how much charge it had in it and wait for the charging icon to appear, and then charge it, it should come back on. Or try charging it for an hour, see if the apple icon appears. The first idea i'd say is most useful.

If both your buttons work then hold them down together and apple icon should appear.

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What if your iPod was fully charged? How much time would it take??

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This happened to mine last fall. It was fully charged, and it took five-seven days (I don't remember ???) for the battery to drain.

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what i did was go on find my iphone and i clicked on lost mode and the apple logo appeared on my screen in like a few seconds! That also does work

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I tried that and it didnt work

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I did that on my iPad but it said "No Location Avaliable".

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I don 't know how to use find my ipod :(

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Mine says that the location is unavailable.

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Guys, I had this issue (iPod touch won't turn on, iTunes wouldn't recognize it, home button was broken for almost 2 years. Tried everything, then I was !#^&@@ off so I tried to remove the home button (whatever tool you can think of). After like an hour, I was able to remove this little peace of sh*t, then the home button would actually work, cause I didn't damage the part under it. Then I just did the simple reset (hold power plus whats under the home button for 10 seconds) and it worked like a charm. Give it a shot if you're as desperate as I was. now my iPod touch looks weird but I retreived my home button so it's even better then before.

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im so thankful I was not the only one crazy enough to think of this, I wasn't sure if it was worth a try but now I think ill give it a go.

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what did you use to get the home bottom off?

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I did that the first time but then I never put the home button back on so the bit underneath it came off so i cant use that now either.

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let it sit without the charger, and the battery dies and every now & then hold the top button to see if you get the little charging symbol on the bottom, basically telling you to connect it to the charger, also don't leave it on the charger over night because the home button is hitting on of the cords on the inside telling the ipod that it is overcharged, so at night turn the ipod off as normal, and DO NOT charge. Some times if you know that you will not be using the ipod for long periods of time, keep the ipod on a low battery percentage so if it turns off, it will take less time for the battery to die, do this at night if you chose to leave ipod on.

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exactly what i did before seeing this post(:

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my friend told me to plug my ipod in and let it charge so I left it plugedd in and it turnd back on so try leving it pluged in

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i was doing rese

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how long did it take to come back on

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I had the same problem too and i was on the verge of crying because i don't know what to do so i searched for solutions and after an hour i found and tried many. Now my iPod works great.

This is what i did

1. I went to www.icloud.com and i signed in my apple account. i opened the Find my Iphone Icon and then I clicked the Play Sound icon and miraculously my Ipod touch opened and played an annoying sound but it only displayed the assistive touch with the black screen. I tried pressing the home icon in the assistive touch while pressing the power button and hoping that the apple logo would appear but it didn't. I tried it for over 20 minutes but it still didn't work.

2. So I downloaded Tenorshare Reiboot. After installing and running it the charging cable appeared with the itunes logo. After a few minutes the Apple logo appeared.

3. the apple Logo was stuck and i waited for a minute and it worked.

I hope this helps.

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Is it technoshare or tenorshare??

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what if your iPod isn't synced to the computer? Does it still work???

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It's tenorshare

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i need help. My ipod has been dead for 3 months and when i turn it on the apple logo pops up and it goes, it doesnt do anything! I have tried EVERYTHING!!! please help.

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@Lyss im currently having the same problem ;((((

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Same thing happened to me just a few minutes ago. I was doing research and someone told me to keep it charging over night so I did as so and the next morning I woke and it turned back on.

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let your ipod die then charge it it should turn back on

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Alright, so this has happened to me a few times before. My home button doesn't work and the screen when dark, I let it charge for 2-3 days, and it turned back on immediately. Honestly, Apple has no clue what happened because i've called multiple times and no one knows.

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This has happened to me multiple times. My home button is also broken. I plugged it into a computer, opened itunes and made a backup. Although the screen was blank it connected to itunes. I think its to do with the screen. After I made a backup I restored it to factory default. It turned on fine. Then you could restore it from the backup. I haven't tried doing it straight from the backup but that might work too.

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U might have to send it back to apple and call them and let them know what's going on

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Drain your apple devices battery which could take from 1 day to a week ( I know i'm sorry) but trust me this works my ipod 5gen has done this more then 4 times so just put it down and wait keep pressing the sleep button to check if anything pops up usually it will tell you it is dead so when the charging screen appears go charge it and it should be fine

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This happened to me to but it works and my iPod will turn on but when you press it instead of pressing soft and having it go back to the main page or whatever I have to press really hard or it won't work

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I had this problem with my sons ipod you need to let it go dead flat it might take a day or two and wen it does keep preesing the on /off button until you see the battery bar then you charge it and you should see the apple logo after about 5mins then it should start reseting itself i couldnt believe it actually worked

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Same happened to me. A lot of times and I had it on fully charged. The first time i just left it alone and after 3,4 days i plugged it on the charger, and in a couple of minutes it turned back on. But it happened again a month later and recently last week on full charge so what i did was put it in the freezer, facedown(i heard its safer that way) and it only took one day to drain. #FREEZERTRICK

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