ipod 911 maybe this will help
Dear Susie, my ipod died on me last year. the only thing i would look into if you haven't is how much it costs to send your ipod out to the company for repairs. in my case, it was totally unworth it but it its just a battery u might have better luck. if worst comes to worst, check and see if they still have refurbished ipods, they're cheaper, work really great, just like a new ipod and could save u money and exasperation. good luck!