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Troubleshooting: Your iPod Won’t Turn On

If your iPod won’t turn on, most likely it’s one of two things: (1) Check to see if your button lock (that Hold button on top of the iPod) is turned on. If it is, all buttons are locked. Slide it over so you don’t see the orange indicator any longer (which unlocks all the buttons), then press any button to turn on your iPod. If that doesn’t do the trick, then go to Plan B: (2) It’s probably the battery. Try plugging your iPod into your computer using the USB 2 cable. If neither of these two solutions works, try resetting your iPod (using the instructions on the next page).

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