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HOW CAN I UNLOCK MY 30GB IPOD

MY IPOD 30GB HAS BEEN LOCKED UP AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP ME TO ASSIST ME IN UNLOCKING IT UP. THANK YOU.

Ipod 30gb is locked up. I plugged it in to the computer and slid the indicator from lock to unlock. No help

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plug in ur ipod to the computer then go to the start menu then go to control panel.then click on apperance, after that u should see alot of options but u need to click on the option that says folder options. then the window that pops up from that there will be tabs at the top u need to click on the one that says view. then go down to where it says hidden files and folders and click on the one that says that u want to show them. then click apply at the bottom corner. then go into my computer and click on the ipod icon then there shouuld be a folder that says locked folder click on it then in the next window just rename the files as _unlocked then u should be able to disconnect your ipod and be able to jam out.... it worked for my 120 gb ipod

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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my white ipod wont turn on or charge

last night my ipod was charging fine and showed up on my computer and itunes. this morning it stopped working period. It wont turn on and it doesn't turn on or show up when I plug it into my comp. I've already tried all of the restart options and toggled the hold switch, etc...

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DO SOLUTION #2 ON HERE. HOLD DOWN MIDDLE BUTTON AND MENU BUTTON AT SAME TIME FOR ABOUT 40 LONG SECONDS. WHEN YOUR FINGERS START TO HURT...YOU KNOW...I WORKED FOR ME...MY IPOD WORKED FINE EVENTHOUGH LOW CHARGE. THEN IT JUST SHUT OFF. WHEN I TRIED TO CHARGE IT, IT DID NOTHING, NOTHING ON IPOD, NOTHING SHOWED UP ON COMP. I TRIED THE 40 SEC THING AND IM BACK UP...THANKS GUYS!

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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Help with ipod A1059

Hi, someone gave me an old ipod without the software cds. I have the latest itunes downloaded to my dell inspiron 6400, and have microsoft outlook 2003. Want to back up my outlook to ipod. Most of my contacts in outlook are an import from a yahoo ab file. The 10 that aren't backup to the ipod. The rest don't.

Can you help?
Many thanks!

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Open the case of your ipod, gently.

make sure all the flatcables are connected inside proparly.

disconnect and reconnect the harddrive.

Put your ipod back together.

Pray that it works:). lol. or if your not religious...then.....jump up and down three times....or something....

Posted on May 02, 2008

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iPod Photo (30g) needs Firmware update

I'm trying to find an update or software that will update the firmware for my 3og ipod and allow it to be recognized with my Alpine car stereo.

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I beleave you should be able to use itunes to download the newest version and then restore (restore / upgrade) the ipod.

here are the instructions on how to perform a restore

How to restore your iPod:
For Windows:

  • 1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of itunes.
  • 2. Open itunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
  • 3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in itunes.
  • 4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main itunes windows.
  • 5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt itunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
    • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
    • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
    • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
    • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
  • 6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, itunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.
  • 7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  • 8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the itunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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i forgot my unlock code for my ipod touch

my ipod touch is lock and i forgot the code

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remember to rate my solution as fixya. As I know this will solve your problem

http://www.fixya.com/support/r561879-code_forgot_code

IF you need anything else feel free to contact me, with the ask me button.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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My iPod keeps pausing!!

I would be sitting there walking or driving and all of a sudden my iPod pauses. I know I have all the newest updates for it and I know everything is installed right. Do these iPods have a firmware update so that I can have this problem resolved? Like I know that it has never been dropped at all and was never opened in anyway, so I dont know why its pausing once and a while

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I got this fix from someone on one of these forums so I can't take the credit. It seems to sort the problem out though. Basically the ipod firmware auto pauses when you take the headphones out. Sometime the jack is so sensitive (especially if you buy new phones), that it thinks that you have removed them when you haven't. There is no way of turning this function off (that I know of). However, if you install Rockbox instead (a different operating system that has loads more functionality) then you can switch this function off, resolving the problem.
The only drawback is that you have to work with Rockbox. I only downloaded it last night but it looks pretty neat, way better than the default ipod one.
To switch it off you go to

Settings > Playback Settings > Pause on Headphone unplug > then there are 3 options to play with.

It's worked for me and stopped the infuriating pausing of tracks sometimes a dozen times per track. Relief!

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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forgot lock code ipod A1199

my daughter forgot the lock code to her ipod,need to know how to unlock it PLEASE

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Forgot lock code ipod A1199

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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I've a A1059 Ipod Model.

It' keeps on appearing an Apple logo nothing els and then went off. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!


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In many cases, the 20gb Classic and Photo models have problems with the Hard Drive. I have found over time, if you open the iPod, and remove the hard drive from the cable, remove the cable from the board and assemble it back together in reverse the problem will go away. The ipod cables tend to seat and don't make good contact.
to open your ipod, lay it on it's metal back, slide a guitar pick down the side between the metal case and the plastic front. slide it up and down the length of the ipod.do the same to the top and bottom. it should pop open. Up near the headphone jack and switch the is a cable attached, be careful not to open the ipod to fast, use a guitar pick to pry up the cable from the mother board and that will expose the inside. Now to remove the hard drive hold the black tab on the hard drive cable and pull the hard drive free straight back from the cable. To free the cable from the motherboard, lift the black lever clip up and open. now look at the cable end. If it is v shaped, straighten it and reinsert it in the motherboard and puc the black clip flat again. reassemble the ipod and give it a try.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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my ipod wont charge or turn on.

my ipod wont charge or turn on.

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I'm assuming you tried a hard reset (press menu and center button together for 5sec)and a firmware restore through itnes. If hard resetting and restoringit doesn't work and the Apple store doesn't help you, you have to replacethe logic board. If it was the battery only, it would have to turn on when plugged into the charger. There is a service called ipod repair nyc that can do the replacement for you can use an iPod repair guide that shows you how to replace the screen yourself, the part is on ebay.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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Tried to do a restore on my 20 gig Ipod A1059. It

Tried to do a restore on my 20 gig Ipod A1059. It started the restore and then it went to a screen showing a wall adapter. I always charge via USB and don't have a wall adapter. Help!?!

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Hi,

try to reset it as described on the apple site, if you cvan't try anything that helps like restoring.
if it's the same like with other ipod it might be:
1 lock and unlock it with he hold button (just do it like HOLD on and off)
2 press and hold the select and menu buttons until you can see the apple symbol on the screen...

I hope this is useful, and greets,

Olivier.


Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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