Hopefuly somebody here has ecountered this problem before and fix'ed it. Hopefuly. Sometimes I go though weeks without using my ipod (color ipod btw) and this time around I find it's dead. Dead as in it won't boot Won't boot if it's plugged into a wall socket or pc, not even if it's been 'charging' for a few days (three days for the record). No signs that it's ON or active when it's plugged in. What happens exactly when I plug it in? Screen lights up for a few seconds, used to be for a whole ~10seconds but now it only lights up 1-2 seconds long. EDIT - Fixed it. What I did was.. power cycle by plugging/removing the adapter constantly and a few smacks like GizmoDuck said (ipods are quite sturdy, if I had done this with any other gadget it would have probably fallen apart). Eventually it turned on when I started it up. Sometimes it dies again if the battery completely runs out juice and I leave it uncharged, so don't let that happen.