My brother gave me his old ipod touch 2nd generation. He said it's "bricked" and that a guy an big electronics store told him he needed a new one. The touch has no water damage and suffered no severe death. It simply stopped working one day. It won't turn on at all. When plugged into the computer, Windows will not even recognize it was plugged in (no bloop-bloop sound), nor will iTunes recognize it. Plugging it into a wall charged provided no further success. I currently have it taken apart... With the battery still soldered to the main board, I initially only measured with a multimeter 0.025volts across the far right and left contacts. I plugged it into the wall charger and still measured 0.026volts. It's been sitting for about 10 minutes and now measuring across the two contacts yields 2.58volts. Is the battery trashed and in need of replacement? Can you advise on what could be the problem with the itouch? Has anyone heard of this or experienced it themselves? Thanks! An update on the bricked iTouch: the battery seems to not be functioning properly. I've been tracking voltage for a while and here's what it's been doing. Initial voltage (hadn't been charged in last 24 hours) - 0.025 volts Plugged into wall-charger and left for ~10 minutes - 2.58 volts Unplugged it - 2.573 volts Plugged into portable laptop running on battery for ~1 hour - 2.542 volts Unplugged from laptop and sat with no charging for 45 mins - 2.4898 volts Went to bed at 12:35 am and iTouch unplugged - 2.439 volts Woke up at 9:05 am - 0.021 volts Clearly the battery shouldn't be dropping 2.418 volts in 8.5 hours with no use. With that stated, after initially charging the iTouch back up to about 2.5 volts when I first was messing with it, I re-assembled it (correctly!) and it still would not turn on. I've tried the soft? reset (home and pwr buttons for 10 sec), the hard/DRU? (pwr switch for 10 then home for 30 or whatever that combo was), some weird button sequence I found on another forum (pwr for 2, pwr+home for 10, home for 30) and none of them have had any effect. I installed iTunes just in case and got nothing. It doesn't show up in device manager at all. One interesting thing I noticed is that when I have it plugged into the computer and I do the reset combos on the iTouch, my windows 7 cursor will pop up the blue ring like it's working on something for a split second right when I would expect the iTouch to reset like normal. Nothing happens however and I just get frustrated. I'd like to hear any ideas or suggestions other members may have who are a lot more experienced with the iTouch or any Apple products for that matter! Thanks! ------------------double post merged------------------I also just discovered something else odd. With the ear buds plugged in half way AND the iTouch plugged into the computer, I get a rapid clicking sound in the buds. Plugging the buds in all the way gets rid of the clicking sound AND unplugging the iTouch from the computer (buds still 1/2 plugged in) makes the clicking sound stop. What gives?! I don't think there should be a clicking sound, ever. ------------------double post merged------------------ Also, more details of how how it stopped working: iTouch was playing (using a tape adapter in a car cassette player) when then music suddenly stopped. Brother picked it up, screen was all white, then faded black, and that was the end of it.