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5th generation ipod will not start screen stays black

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5th generation ipod will not start screen stays black

Which iPod is it? iPod classic/touch/nano?

If you are not sure, please take a look at the following website and let me know

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ipod touch

Thank you.

I am not sure whether you have tried a reset. So let's do that first.

Press and hold the power button (at the top right) and the home button (the round button below the screen) together for 10-40 sec. You should get an apple logo.

If you don't, let's connect the ipod to the charger and wait for 10 minutes. Then try the reset again by pressing and hold the power button (at the top right) and the home button (the round button below the screen) together for 10-40 sec.

Let me know whether this resolves your issue.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it is not charging

How long have you been facing this issue?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

about 1 week

Then it could be a hardware problem...:(

It can be with the ipod itself or with the charging cable.

Let's try it this way. Let the ipod be connected to the charger for 10-15 minutes. After that, try a reset by pressing and holding the power button and the home button together until you see an apple logo.

If that does not work, repeat the above procedure with a different USB cable, if you have any.

If that too does not work, I am sorry to say, but I would like to be honest with you. It is a hardware damage and you would need to get it replaced. You can either take it into any apple store nearby or call the apple care to set up the replacement/repair. If your ipod is under warranty, you should get a free replacement provided there is no water/physical damage.
The apple care phone number would be 1-800-2752273

Hope this helps. Let me know if you find any difficulty.

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I am really sorry that the answers did not work...:(

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