Abusing the device isn't fixing it. The problem is sub-standard quality. What do expect for $50?!? Battery replacement is gonna cost you$30. Other repairs likely more. Cut your losses and just buy a new one. Unless of course you have unreplaceable data on it. Which shouldn't be the case, as Amazon provides a limited cloud space for backup as well as G-Drive. My step daughters 5th gen took a crap, I replaced the battery and still no response. I suspect a hardware failure. That's why I'm even here in the first place.