Model A1137 / 1, 2, or 4 GB capacity / black or white plastic front

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The only time iPod works is when its plugged in.

The only time I can get this ipod to turn on is when I have it plugged into the computer. while its plugged in everything will work. As soon as i unplug it the screen slowly fades out. When i try to turn it on or reset it nothing happens at all. Im guessing it just needs a new battery but didn't want to replace it if thats not the problem

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Since it plays and functions while it is plugged in, your problem is the battery. Just like Richdave says, replacing it should resolve your issues,

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Your diagnosis seems reasonable

HERE is a great battery replacement guide and the battery is available thru THIS site

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ok thank you guys for your help... was just making sure i was on the right path!

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