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How to reset a frozen ipod click wheel and touch

To reset any frozen iPod with a click wheel, you will first want to ensure that the hold button is not on or stuck by sliding it to the on position and then off again.
Next you will need to simultaneously press and hold both the menu and center buttons for at least six seconds but until the apple icon appears on the screen.
If this does not resolve the issue, the next best resolution is to plug the iPod into a wall charger and let it charge for several hours or until fully charged.
Then repeat the reset process.

To reset an iPod touch, you will need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least six seconds or until the Apple icon appears.
As will the iPod click wheel models, if the first attempt does not work I would suggest charging the unit for several hours or until fully charged. After words, repeat the reset process.
If a reset does not resolve the issue, the next trouble shooting step would be to restore the iPod using the latest version of iTunes.
To restore an iPod touch, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will be able to see an iPod icon; click on your iPod touch, then click on Restore in the Summary tab. Follow any on screen instructions and do not remove the iPod until after it is completely restored.
To restore an iPod click wheel, open iTunes on your computer and connect iPod touch to your computer with the provided USB cable. After a moment or two you will notice that in the left column under Devices, you will see an iPod icon; click on your iPod. In the resulting page you will see a button that says restore. Click that and follow any and all on screen instruction ensuring that you do not disconnect your iPod until it is completely restored.
WARNING: If you do not have a back up of your data on the iPod you will have to re-gather it. I always recommend making a back up of your iPods content before an issue arises to ensure that there will be no lost data.

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how do i reset an ipod


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There are many iPods each having there own specific method of restore them WHAT MODEL ? The iPod A1136 is the fifth generation iPod from Apple that uses a click wheel to scroll through your device's media library, and may occasionally lock up when you attempt to play a song or display a photo. This error error occurs when the hard disk is unable to access the information and stalls while opening a file. A reset of the device usually corrects the problem, as it clears the device's memory and any errors. Check your iPod's buttons to determine if the cause is due to a hardware error before resetting the device, as the problem may be due to the iPod's hold switch. Slide the hold switch at the top of the iPod to the right, and slide it back to the left to ensure the switch is in the off position. Hold down the center button in the click wheel, and at the same time hold down "Menu" on the click wheel. Continue to hold the iPod's buttons until the device's screen shuts off, turns back on and shows the Apple logo. Plug the iPod's connector cable into the dock connector on the bottom of the iPod. Plug the other end of the cable into your computer's USB or FireWire port to charge the iPod. Wait at least two hours for the iPod to charge. Launch iTunes on the computer, and click "Controls" of the iTunes menu. Click "Eject iPod" in the sub-menu to disconnect the device. The iPod takes four hours to completely charge its battery.

Feb 17, 2013 | Apple iPod Audio Players & Recorders

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which model ipod they all have different ways to reset usually through iTunes


The iPod A1136 is the fifth generation iPod from Apple that uses a click wheel to scroll through your device's media library, and may occasionally lock up when you attempt to play a song or display a photo. This error error occurs when the hard disk is unable to access the information and stalls while opening a file. A reset of the device usually corrects the problem, as it clears the device's memory and any errors. Check your iPod's buttons to determine if the cause is due to a hardware error before resetting the device, as the problem may be due to the iPod's hold switch. Slide the hold switch at the top of the iPod to the right, and slide it back to the left to ensure the switch is in the off position. Hold down the center button in the click wheel, and at the same time hold down "Menu" on the click wheel. Continue to hold the iPod's buttons until the device's screen shuts off, turns back on and shows the Apple logo. Plug the iPod's connector cable into the dock connector on the bottom of the iPod. Plug the other end of the cable into your computer's USB or FireWire port to charge the iPod. Wait at least two hours for the iPod to charge. Launch iTunes on the computer, and click "Controls" of the iTunes menu. Click "Eject iPod" in the sub-menu to disconnect the device. The iPod takes four hours to completely charge its battery.
Hope this helps.

Jan 20, 2013 | Apple iPod Audio Players & Recorders

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Nano ipod will not charge and battery is low and on lock and wont disengage! help please.thanks


Important: If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, it may be because iPod is paused or the Hold switch is in the locked position. If so, a lock symbol appears on the screen. Slide the Hold switch to the unlocked position and check the screen.
To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel: . Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Jul 11, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Hey i scored you these instructions on how to reset your frozen ipod. Hope its hella useful. Good luck :)

Last Modified: January 28, 2009 Article: HT1320 Old Article: 61705 Summary Learn how to reset or restart iPod following a freeze.

Important: If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, it may be because iPod is paused or the Hold switch is in the locked position. If so, a lock symbol appears on the screen. Slide the Hold switch to the unlocked position and check the screen.
If the iPod is connected to a computer and displays any of the following messages you should eject the iPod from within iTunes instead of resetting it:
Connected. Eject before disconnecting Sync in Progress. Please wait... Do not disconnect If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, the steps to reset it vary by model. You can easily tell which iPod model you have if you're not sure.

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Center (Select) button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.
When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time are preserved (unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power). Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Backlight timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.

Apr 23, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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no power even and my pc.no indication on the screen.....


Hi,

If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, it may be because iPod is paused or the Hold switch is in the locked position. If so, a lock symbol appears on the screen. Slide the Hold switch to the unlocked position and check the screen.

If that doesn't fix the issue then go for a reset:

  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

Apr 09, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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