Cannot "re-boot" when I use the [Menu+Center button] combo to reset?
I have had this iPod for a while. I am willing to accept a position that repair may be untenable.
I can generally listen to an album (about forty-five minutes to an hour) after having it charged (what I presume would be fully) and then it will freeze up. Allow me to describe this aforementioned 'freezing' -- I click on a song or another album and it will skip through songs without playing them, the latent time between button presses becomes much more noticeable (something related to processing, potentially?).
Upon not being able to play the music, and skipping through the songs (as of its own will) I use the [Menu+center] reset and it continues to attempt to re-boot (the little apple continues to flash up, and then the screen goes blank, and then the apple comes back). After this iteration the screen goes completely blank and discontinues its efforts to re-boot. I wait a few minutes and turn it on and the battery is almost dead (with just a sliver of red remaining).
From this evidence - Is the problem related to a battery that is simply drying up due to the iterations of attempting to re-boot or is it something more internally complicated?
Is this a good question?