Comprehensive repair manuals for each of the six versions of iPod Original. Common repairs are battery and hard drive replacement.

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Why is my screen blinking on and off?

screen blinking on and off and computer not reading connection

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jerry, we could help you better if you tell us what model iPod you have.

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The iPod will not normally connect to the PC until sufficient charge is in the battery to sustain a connection.

May be a case of a flat or faulty battery. Power off the iPod, connect to your PC or wall charger and leave it a while. Does the battery indicator illuminate on the screen? Does it appear to ever charge? If it seems to charge but the indicator drops quickly when it iPod is powered on then that would suggest a dud battery.

ID your iPod then you can get specific info on the battery and replacement procedure.

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