5th Generation iPod Won't Turn On [Solved/Closed]

Kitty - Jan 3, 2015 at 10:50 AM - Latest reply:  Teah
- Oct 14, 2017 at 12:35 PM
Hello. My ipod touch 5th generation won't turn on... I tried charging it, and holding down the power button, and nothing. Just a black screen. And I'm pretty sure the battery life wasn't close to being dead... Please help!
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i had the same problem and I went to another thread with same problem being discussed and someone had posted this....(it worked for me)

"Try plugging in the charger then press and hold down the Center button and the Menu button at the same time."
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Thanks so much my life nearly ended
oh thx a lot. I was so worried when my iPod just went blank.
I was listening to music on it this morning and it was fine.
I left it in me trenchcoat pocket, and as I was on me way back home in the tube, I wanted to listen to music, but all I heard was the clicking sound of the wheel, but nothing in the display.
bloody hell man. I hope that never happens again for as long as I exist.
Thanks so much. This worked.
Thank you so much that is the only thing that would worl to turn it on
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THIS WORKED! I was skeptical because I had no usual warning that my battery was low etc. My iPod just went black..DEAD . But this was a nice surprise. At first the low battery icon appeared, then the Apple logo, finally after a few more seconds the locked screen ~ Whew! Thank you!
An unbelievably relieved mum - Jun 6, 2016 at 04:09 PM
Thank you so so much. My son has autism n this happened to his iPod and I did this and it worked. I dread to think what would have happened if it hadn't worked as his iPod is his comfort. So to who posted the post I honestly cannot thank you enough x x
thank u so much this worked I held it down be4 for about 20 secs and it didn't work then I found this and held it down for about 30-40 secs and it worked!! Thank U so so much xxx
Worked for me thnx
thank you i almost had a fit....
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Thank you so much. My daughter's Ipod wouldn't power on and I tried this and it worked!
Omg thanks sooooo much muah ❤️
What is the cause for this, anyone know?
Wish it had worked for me, my Ipod is totally dead and will not turn on thought it might be the charger lead but that works fine for my iPhone, 2nd Ipod I have had and this has happened, what is wrong?
worked for me too, after 30 seconds of holding buttons down, any less than that seemed useless! thanks a lot for the quick fix!!!
Thank you it worked, after 20 seconds
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Thank you very much for your tip I thought about this of holding the menu button and the power button and i work. Wonder why this happened. Does any one knows what this occurred