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iPod Classic 6th Generation. Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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Dead iPod- NOT the battery

iPod won't turn on, regardless of whether or not it is plugged into anything. The battery life is still in really good shape and was fully charged at the time it stopped working. Had walked to work with it on, left it in pocket, took off coat, then took out iPod to use in an audio system and it wouldn't turn on. Seems improbable it could randomly die in 5 minutes...

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It worked, oldturkey. Thank you for protecting me from my own karma.

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Thank you for accepting my answer. Wishing you the best of luck and keep on jamming:-)

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Thank You It worked never thought of the on off button i tried everything else

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Your instructions worked miraculously! I really thought I had lost it (and all my recordings) forever. THANK YOU!

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Yes, they can die from one minute to the next :-) Try to reset your iPod

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. If this doesn’t work, you should try plugging your iPod into a power source and let it charge. Then repeat the steps.

What happens when you plug it into your computer? If this does not work, you may have to take a closer look at it. Let us know how it is going. Good Luck

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Had same problem. Solution worked. Thank you very much.

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awesome...problem solved...thanks

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Nice. Thank you. Problem solved!

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Thanks so much! worked perfectly

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@Matt Tierney, you are welcome :)

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will I lose my tunes if I replace a dead hard drive on my apple iPod 5th generation

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Yea as this is where the "Tunes" are kept.

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