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I have a second generation iPod touch 8 GB. Whenever I press the home button; the screen goes dark and turns off. Can someone please help me?

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Probably an electrical short or other mechanical fault. Have you gone over the normal steps to restore it? If not, start there. If so, take it in for a repair. –  bmike Apr 25 '12 at 23:07
I would take it in. Then you have an excuse to go to the Apple Store. –  anon173 Apr 26 '12 at 0:44
As @ruddfawcett said, take it into an Apple Store and get them to diagnose the problem. You'll get a definitive answer as opposed to a bunch of people raffling off on what it might be. –  user10355 Apr 26 '12 at 3:04

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