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iPod won't turn on I need help

My iPod Nano 4th Generation only turns on when it’s charging and when I unplug it, it turns off and I can’t turn it back on…i plugged it up over night and it still does the same thing, i’ve tried rebooting it nothing happened then I factory restored it still nothing happened :( idk what’s wrong with it plz help me i’m so lost i’ve tried everything

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If it only works with the charger connected it appears as though the battery has failed and needs to be replaced.

Even rechargeable batteries have a lifespan.

Here’s a link to a video that shows how to replace the battery.

ifixit sells a battery replacment kit for your iPod.

iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

There are other suppliers online that may suit you better. Just search for iPod 4th Gen. battery to get results.

iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery Image


iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery


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If you have a Mac, you can use Coconut Battery to check the battery stays of your iPod.


but the ipod is a ipod gen4 nano


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