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Empty battery icon with a lightning bolt at the left edge

Empty battery icon with a lightning bolt at the left edge. What does this mean?

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This charging icon appears but may not recognized by computer - When you plug your iPod into a power source, the charging icon appears—it's a lightning bolt over a battery. If the battery is fully discharged, you won't see an animated icon. Instead, you'll see this icon (even on a color screen). It indicates the battery is charging successfully, but it doesn't have enough charge to power up. When connecting an iPod with a fully discharged battery, it may take up to 30 minutes for iPod to have enough charge to turn on and be recognized by the computer and iTunes.

Help iPod battery icons. The battery icon indicates the state of the internal battery. When your iPod is awake, a small version of this icon appears in the upper right corner of the display. The larger version of the same icon appears in the center of the screen when your iPod is asleep.

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Normally this icon appears on the right edge; never heard of this issue before, you could always try resetting the iPod (press and hold menu and center button for ~5 seconds

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