Cody, your take might've been helpful if only the iPod showed some life. Everything is plain dead, no show, nada! I've opened the Pod, removed and checked the battery which shows a full 4.10 Volts across the +, - terminals. I don't know what the white lead out controls. I ran a 6 volt 0.5 A torch globe for several minutes across the red/black leads, the battery still reads 'high' i.e; 4.10V. Does this suggest a logic issue, a mechanical, or switch malfunction? The thing worked o.k. right up to when I decided to recharge the battery which was then showing almost zero life after my near 3 hour bike ride with constant use. It was never dropped. Yep! I am stumped, and though I'd rush to buy a new pod, I hate giving up without a fight, besides, I love this "old faithful", so, I'll just keep digging, in the hope that someone has a spot on clue.