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Recently (in the last 6 months), my iPod classic Video (30GB) has stopped powering up when I start my car.
I leave the iPod plugged in via USB and this has been working fine, turning on and playing my tunes with the car stereo. 6 months ago this stopped happening. Instead, I have to now lean over to the glovebox and press the home button to turn it on in order for it to start playing.

I have tried a different iPod cable - same result.
The unit still charges, still powers on, still works. It turns on straight away after pressing the home button.
I changed the battery just in case. Still no luck.

I'm not sure what happened 6 months ago to cause this to change. Any ideas?
There hasn't been any firmware changes so I'm at a loss as to what has caused it, and how to fix it.

Thanks in advance.

Al.
 

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Do yourself a HUGE favor and get on eBay and pick yourself up a iPod 5.5 Enhanced model. The sound quality is far superior to ant iPod ever produced. Look up best sounding iPod on the web. Its chuck full of info.
I have a few different iPods and the 5.5 sounds the best by a bunch.

Toss yours and go get one that sounds great.
 

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I was hoping to figure out the problem before spending more money on a new iPod. As it is, the iPod I have is 5th Generation, and so is the 'second best sounding iPod' on those lists that came up from Google.
Just that I have to keep reaching over to turn it on.
 

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Do yourself a HUGE favor and get on eBay and pick yourself up a iPod 5.5 Enhanced model. The sound quality is far superior to ant iPod ever produced. Look up best sounding iPod on the web. Its chuck full of info.
I have a few different iPods and the 5.5 sounds the best by a bunch.

Toss yours and go get one that sounds great.
Is this only significant if you're using the ipod dacs? My ipod is plugged into my 80prs thru a usb and it supposed to bypass the ipod dacs.
 

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In addition, I can confirm the following:

Trying the system (current headunit, and cable) with a different iPod (iPod Nano) has no problems. The iPod was on sleep mode, and upon turning on the ignition, the headunit powered up the iPod and it began playing through USB.

So something must be up with the iPod then...
 

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Have you tried a hard reboot? Toggle the hold button then hold the menu and select buttons until the screen goes black then the Apple logo faintly appears. If that doesn't work, might try connecting it to iTunes and do a repair.

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