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iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:15:16 PM »
I installed Whited00r on an ipod 2g. The version of the ipod I have is not completely supported by the firmware (MC, I think). The main roadblock here is that the power button does not work. The last thing I did was run fsck in the terminal, then restarted it from the terminal. It started fine, but within two hours it had turned off (possibly from low battery). Now it does nothing when I plug it in (my only method of turning it on). I read about ipods being frozen in DFU mode, and that could be the issue here, because of a firmware issue. If that is the case, all I have to do is wait for the battery to drain. If it truly is off, I may be able to start it with the power button, maybe with a reset, but the power button doesn't work. Any advice? Is it bricked?

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Re: Ipod 2G issue
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 09:44:58 PM »
Welcome!

Just to be safe make sure to try a few different cables and power sources. Is it recognized by your computer at all? You might get a pop up on your computer saying "this device has malfunctioned" or something like that. In that case it is probably in DFU. I would also try leaving it plugged in for a few hours I have had to do that a few times.
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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 06:10:14 AM »
Welcome to the forums :)

Welcome to the forums :)

As itechy21 said, it could just be that the battery drained.  Unless you had done file system mods before or installed a certain tweak (although that shouldn't mess with it like that).

If it is recognized by the computer, not in recovery mode, you may be able to kick it out via SSH, otherwise if it is in recovery mode (no clue why it would be), you probably just have to restore :(

Either way, waiting it out for a couple hours when plugged in to a wall charger would be a good idea.

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 03:52:11 PM »
I tried charging it for several hours, and it seems that the battery is full, because the light on my charger fades away when unplugged from the wall (rather than instantly turning off). Still nothing happens, nothing is displayed, and neither a Mac nor a Windows computer recognize it. I tried two cables and charges. i have a known good set of (non-Apple) cable and charger.

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 07:23:10 PM »
Are you plugging it into a USB hub on the computer, or straight in?  Sometimes the USB hubs don't register a device properly. 

One thing to wonder, although I doubt it because the screen does nothing and it isn't detected, is to see if it's still connected to your router for wifi (if so, you *may* be able to SSH into it).  I doubt that though, as it's not detected via USB and does nothing on the screen :(

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 10:26:28 PM »
Good idea, I didn't think of checking to see if it's conected. I'll try those things. No, I do not use a USB hub (not for diagnotics, anyway).

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 12:31:28 AM »
Nope, not connected. Not sure what to do next. I guess I'll let it sit a while, then try to start it again.

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 03:46:40 AM »
Replacing the power button is your best bet... However having said that pluging it in to charge should turn it on..
Put the cable into the computer
Then Plug the ipod in and hold the home button keep holding for about 1 minute, anything over that and it's a waist of time
The ipod should go to the restore screen *charge cable and itunes logo*
Use tiny umbrella to kick it out of recovery mode and your device should be okay again
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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 07:12:52 PM »
It apears that it was mearly frozen, because it now seems to be working, on an empty battery. It working, but Cydia doesn't work because it claims there are "unsigned certificates". I reset network setting, but it says the same. Oprah mini works, but gives me the same warning.

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 10:07:41 PM »
Go into the whited00r settings and activate "Advanced Config" and under the last page, turn on "Profile Janitor" and apply changes :)

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 04:09:21 AM »
Actually, it looks like it was just a date setting issue.  :) I'm trying to find an app which disappeared. It was from iclarified and was intended to sleep my ipod. I'm going to do this until I fix the button:  ::).

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 04:36:37 AM »
Oh well that's something I didn't think of! Thanks for that, I shall try and remember that down the road if people have similar issues even with that option enabled.

You could try activator, it has several options which are quite useful in doing hardware actions and other things via gestures and such on the device.

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Re: iPod touch 2G MC - Broken power button, won't turn on
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 02:48:09 PM »
It works, thanks!