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

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won't turn on - DOA

device is dead and will not turn on. Tried the recommended restart procedures with no effect. Hesitant to tear it apart wo/some idea of how to troubleshoot the guts. Logic board? Ideas?

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Toggle the Hold switch. To do this, slide the switch to Hold (an orange bar appears) and then slide it back (orange bar is hidden).

Reset the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.

If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.

If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, connect the iPod to a power source by either plugging it into an Apple iPod USB Power Adapter or directly into a computer's USB port.

Let the iPod charge for at least 20 minutes. Note: If the iPod is connected to a computer, make sure the computer does not sleep, standby, or hibernate during the 20-minute charging period.

After the iPod has charged for at least 20 minutes and while it is still connected to the power source, toggle the Hold switch again as in step 1.

Try resetting the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.

If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.

If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, try putting the iPod into disk mode and restoring.

Try putting the iPod into disk mode.

While in disk mode, connect the iPod to iTunes and try to restore.

If the iPod is still not recognized by iTunes, the iPod should be serviced.

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All the mentioned steps were attempted. Really looking for the most likely component to replace if I were to attempt to disassemble the device and if there were any methods to check components? Trying to evaluate risks/costs/sussess to repair against new purchase.

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The very first thing I would replace is the battery. Here's were to get one with a two year warranty: http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.ph...

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Battery perhaps? Are you located near an Apple store? Perhaps a genius could give you a rundown of what is wrong.

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Device is dead. WO/opening the case I really don't know what they could evaluate? There is a store near by. Probably a safe first step.

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