So I think I fried my iPod, I was doing an update on the computer and it looks like the USB hub had some sort of power surge or something and now the iPod won't boot at all.
I have tried the menu/center button reboot and that did clear the screen but I am not getting any apple icon.
I've tried the reboot and no dice, I've tried the 30 minute charge and reboot and no dice. When plugged in to the computer and iTunes it does not recognize it at all.
I'm now doing the 24 hour power drain mode to see if it will work but I am pretty sure the thing is dead. However any tips for other ways to try and get it working would be welcome.
It's a 5th Generation Classic 30GB. According to Apple the repair cost is $ 129 for this unit (presumably plus shipping).
Or they have refurbished Ipod Nano's on the site, $ 99 for an 8GB or $ 149 for a 16GB.
So part of the issue to decide is do I repair or replace. In looking at my current playlist with a couple audiobooks and all my songs I only use about 3 GB of space, so I am not anywhere close to using the 30 (or for that matter the 8 or 16).
I'm leaning to the Nano option as it is newer, smaller and uses flash drive versus hard drive technology.
But input here is also welcomed.