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4GB IPOD locked up

My 4 GB IPOD was disconnected before ejected and is locked up...how do I unlock it?

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  • lilebabe8 Dec 02, 2008

    My ipod nano 4gen is locked up right now. Earlier today it wasn't but wouldn't play anything. It would show the song being "played" but there was no sound and the timer wasn't ticking off. Then it suddenly switched to the next song but still no music. Now I can't even turn it off. And when I plug it into my computer, it doesn't show up.

  • John Norton
    John Norton May 11, 2010

    screen lock code?

  • John Norton
    John Norton May 11, 2010

    screen lock code? 4 digit combo.

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Hey,

have a look here
http://www.fixya.com/support/r561879-code_forgot_code

if that doesn't solve it then look here
http://www.fixya.com/support/r561901-ipod_problems_start_5_solutions

Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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In the Apple Support Site, Apple notes that the "Screen Lock" function:
Allows you to set a 4-digit combination to prevent someone else from using your iPod while it is not attached to a computer . When an iPod is locked, you must enter the combination to unlock the screen. This feature is different from the Hold switch in that the Hold switch only prevents iPod from turning on accidentally -- not keeping snoops out. Screen Lock only locks users out of the user interface. It does not encrypt data on your iPod. For example, if you use Screen Lock and then connect your iPod to a computer, you'll be able to manage music on your iPod with iTunes and access all data on it in disk mode (contacts, notes, and any other files you have stored on the iPod). This support document also provides additional information on locking and unlocking the iPod. According to Apple, if you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the iPod by doing the following:
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Do you mean your iPod was locked with a code and you want to unlocked it right?

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