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Is it worth it? Doesn't turn on and doesn't charge when connected.

This old iPod has given up the ghost. Most likely dropped too many times.

However, apart from asking if it's worth fixing and getting a new one. Is it just a battery problem. Because it just doesn't want to charge. I've plugged it in with the wall charger and into the computer. Nothing from the two.

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Chris, I would absolutely fix it. Start of with a new battery, most likely that will be what gives you the trouble. Even if you have to go further than that, The prices for parts are very reasonable. Since you own one of these you probably know that the sound quality is good and they are still great mp3 players. You do know that you have to have a firewire port on your computer as well as the firewire wall charger. This particular iPod does not charge on USB ports. Good Luck

http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-3r...

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Ok cool thanks. How do I know if I have a firewire port? I know silly question, because I don't have the wall charger anymore ... ?

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That is difficult to answer since I do not know what computer you have. I n order to charge or to restore your iPod you WILL HAVE TO HAVE a Firewire charge. This gen iPod does not utilize USB and can NOT be charged without it. Take a look at this site and look at the connectors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_i... to see what the connectors look like.

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