My 4th gen ipod has not been used for some time, I have a new usb to jack cable for charging it.

The shuffle shows no signs of life, no lights, when I plug it into the wall or computer(different docs, different computers). I left it to charge for a few hours, but nothing.

I followed some instructions on the trouble shooting pages of ipod shuffle... bla to nop avail.

Is the battery shot? Or are there solutions out there..


It sounds to me like a hardware issue, and you will probably do best to contact Apple.

I assume you have, but I would check the old cable (if it is still around and functioning), just to make sure that doesn't work as well. There is always a chance the new cable is somehow non-functional.

  • Thanks for the post. I'll take it to the shop to see what they say. I imagine it's broken... ever the optimist I am – Rich Jun 1 '12 at 12:50
  • All the best to you. Hopefully it's an easy fix. Don't forget to accept my answer - if it answered your question. – bassplayer7 Jun 1 '12 at 13:54

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