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I have an iPod Nano (6th generation). I bought it 10 months ago. I fully charged it and it started to work. Since then, I left it 10 months without using nor charging. Now, when I connect it to PC, it charges, but after detaching from PC, it says 'Connect to power'. What is the problem? Is its battery damaged? What should I do?

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Does it still say this after being connected for more then 15 or 20 minutes? – bassplayer7 Mar 27 '12 at 16:14
@bassplayer7 As I read the question, the iPod appears to charge when connected to the computer, but instantly dies when removed. If this is the case, it's pretty much a closed case that the battery has died. – Kyle Cronin Mar 27 '12 at 16:21
Yes, I can see what you are saying. Agreed. – bassplayer7 Mar 27 '12 at 16:28

The battery in your iPod has died. I suggest making an appointment at your local Apple Store Genius Bar and they may be able to replace it for you.

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Fixed it! there wasn't any problem with battery. just charged it with a charger (not with usb) and it started to work.

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I had the same problem with my trusty iPod which I had plugged into my Audi's adapter. It worked perfect for years. I recently moved it to my new Audi (which no longer has a built in adapter). Up came a message "connect to power" with a picture of a battery. Plugged into USB outlet on my car with a cord I had not used in years and no luck, then plugged into outlet in home with no luck.

My wife fixed it by using a cord from her older iPad. In short check your cord first.

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