How to Troubleshoot an iPod: "Please wait. Very Low Battery"

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How to Troubleshoot an iPod: "Please wait. Very Low Battery"
Keep your battery charged so that you can listen to your iPod. (sing or not? image by Christophe Schmid from

Apple's iPod is one of the most widely used MP3 players in the world. With each new generation, the iPod's appearance gets sleeker, its hard drive gets larger and it somehow becomes smaller. In addition, its battery life becomes more extensive, but even the best batteries get depleted eventually. Seeing the message, "Please Wait. Very low battery." is nothing to be worried about. It simply means that the iPod's battery was completely emptied, and it needs a few minutes of charging before it can reboot.

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    Plug the iPod into a computer with the USB cable or into a wall socket using an AC adaptor.

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    Allow the iPod to charge for some time. The message can take up to 15 minutes to disappear.

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    Power up the iPod, and check to make sure that everything is working properly. If it does not power up properly after an hour of charging, call Apple's technical support, or bring the iPod to an Apple store to check for possible battery damage.

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