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A few months ago I bought an iPod classic 4th gen from Ebay. I did a factory reset on it (just to be safe) and it worked great. I used it a few times then set it aside for a while (while trying to find a car cable for it). The AC in my house died and it got pretty hot for 2 days while I waited for the repair guy. I tried to use it the other day and it was dead. Figuring the battery was dead, I put it on a wall charger all night and it still didn't turn on. I get absolutely nothing. I can't do any sort of reset since it won't turn on. And it won't register on my Mac Book either - like I never plugged it in. I tried Apple's help site and all they have to say is charge it and reset it, pay to have Apple fix it, or buy a new one. I have a touch and I hate it A LOT. Help, please.

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closed as not a real question by bmike Apr 2 '13 at 3:44

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You say "help please" but what is your question? What information do you hope to gain from this site? –  Daniel Lawson Apr 2 '13 at 3:16
    
We have a nice guide on How to Ask that might help with editing. Since you haven't gotten any answers in quite a while and haven't indicated if the existing answer helps, let's close this for work before accepting any more answers. Just edit and flag for review please. –  bmike Apr 2 '13 at 3:45

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If you are good with small tools and cables you can try dis-assembling the iPod and replace the battery (which you can probably purchase for $20.) See iFixit: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPod-4th-Generation-or-Photo-Battery/393/1

You can also take it to the Apple Store and have them try charging it with a Firewire cable (I've seen those occasionally revive a dead 4th Gen iPod.)

Unfortunately that iPod is approx. 7 years old, so it may not have been long for this world...

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