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My ipod nano 4th generation won't turn on and it is charged. sometimes the screen freezes.

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  • cataclysm Oct 07, 2008

    I was so excited to buy my 4th gen nano yesterday (10/6/08) but after about four hours it died. I charged it all night in various ways. Through my computer, on my iBoom, via wall connection. and nothing worked

    I'm so upset because I didn't even have it for a day


    it wont turn on and it's driving me crazy


  • mherbst1 Oct 22, 2008

    same thing except i clicked on a video 2 watch and it froze and idk what 2 do
    and i have a question did u guys get everything off of itunes or use something else

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I too had that problem. I had my 4th gen nano for less than a week when it suddenly turned off while I was listening to music. It would not turn on again. Nor would Itunes pop up when I plug it into the pc. Being less than a week old, I returned the thing….


  • SamanthaLlo Nov 27, 2008

    I get so frustrated with my ipod. it stays in my pocket all day during school, on hold, unless i use it. but when i try to use it, sometimes it freezes and the click wheel and center button refuse to work, or there's a delay and they click on things. Also, my clickwheel has started to click on things that i scroll over.

    There seems to be no actual solution, and this only started happening when i updated the software on it. I think Apple may have sold this product as a BETA version of a better Ipod soon to be released. They also seem to be ignoring the issues that this ipod has.

    I havent even had mine for a month and I already want to take it back. >:| Apple needs to take notice of this issue, someone needs to complain.

    It could have something to do with the software. So, if one of your friends buys the new Ipod, ask them not to update it and wait and see if it freezes. If it doesn't freeze (you'll definately lose that new Search option in the menu) but if it stops the freeze issue, we'll all be much happier with our SUPPOSED TO BE up-to-date, error-free Ipod Nano 4th Gen.

    Mine is only 4GB, Im almost glad I didn't waste any extra money on the faulty device.

  • nick_ruggier Nov 27, 2008

    when my iPod went in to my mom computer to charge it froze and then iTunes would not work

  • mjkim85 Dec 17, 2008

    my ipod freezes whenever i try to play a video!!

    sometimes, when it has been off for awhile, it will play fine.

    other times, it will completely black out and go all blue...

    uGH!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    when i was playing a song i had on my ipod nano purple 8gb i put a cable into it to charge but it froze what do i do?

  • kismetology Dec 27, 2008

    I just used my iPod for the first time today. I loaded my library onto it and after tinkering with it for a bit and listening to some songs, I put it on sleep. Hours later, it would not open! So I just did what one of the people here recommended. I pressed on the Menu button and the center button for a good few seconds and it was alive again. I just hope this won't be a recurring problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I just got my 4th generation iPod nano two hours ago. i plugged it into my computer, synced it, and then disconnected it. everything was going fine until i tried to play music, videos, games, anything. it would turn off and then the apple screen would pop up. then it would go to the main menu. basically, it's fully charged, it works fine, but it won't play! when i tried to watch a music video, it froze up and i had to reset it. i'm so frustrated! HELP!!!!!

  • sandoval_222 Jan 03, 2009

    my ipod nano 4th generation wont turn on when i go on itunes it says i need to update it but how

  • pessimist Jan 23, 2009

    my ipod wont turn on when it is charged. when i plug it into the computer, iTunes said i never plugged it in.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    My ipod was playing just fine. It was on the charger and now the screen has just frozen. It won't do anything

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    i have the same problem the advice posted didnt help my ipod still wont turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    i resetted ,imne and it still doesnt work HELP!!

  • mjabbo Apr 25, 2009

    i dont know if i have the same problem, but my ipod, was fully charged, working fine then all of a sudden, it went off, whatever i press or whenever i plug it in, nothing happens it doesnt turn on or anything. im complaining to apple, i only got it two weeks ago!!!

  • sfyfe30 Apr 27, 2009

    yeah i don't get what you mean by that mherbst1, I have tried resetting it, restoring it, plugging it in, ejecting, and it reads on itunes and i can use it while its plugged in, just can unplug it and use it. maybe I should leave it plugged in for a half an hour even tho it's fully charged?

  • sfyfe30 Apr 27, 2009

    i have the same problem! you have to go to the apple website and request a new one with your warranty that comes with it.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I got my ipod nano 4th generation 5 days ago and on the 3rd day it ran out of battery completely. I was on the road and the resort I stayed at had Ipod docking stations in the room. I put it on the charger overnight and it still wouldn't turn on. The next day I bought a car charger for it and left it in there for a while. It still doesn't work.



    Is there something wrong with them? I haven't dropped it yet and it's NEVER gotten wet. It rarely even leaves my pocket much less my sight.

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Push the hold button on the top to the right then to the left then hold both the center button and the menu button till you see the apple logo it should work fine after than

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  • john paul Jul 06, 2013

    it's work thank you... i'm very nervous to what happen in my ipod... now it's work :)

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My ipod just shut off too. i just had to reset it though by toggling the hold switch and then holding the menu and center button for about 10 secs. It works fine now.

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My pod says it is fully charged when i plug in it to the coputer, but as soon as i unplug it, it shuts off and wont turn on unless its hooked up to the computer.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • ihateipods12 Aug 30, 2010

    same thing just happened to me! did you ever find a solution?? i cant afford a new ipod:(

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My ipod only works when it is plugged in.. i just got it from a friend of mine and it has never been dropped in water but when i unplug it it shuts off right after i take it off and wont turn back on even when i toggling the hold switch and then holding the menu and center button, i tired restoring it and even looked for reasons why its doing it. Any help would be nice

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Ok i figured it out DONT I REPEAT DONT LET IT DIE plug it in it should work again in about a half hour mine works fine again

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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Ok i had the same problem i was listening to my ipod i had it on a playlist the playlist ened and i left it on for a couple of minutes cause i was buisy i went to play another playlist and it was turned off and unresponsive i freaked out i pressed random buttons and plugged it in and tried everything but then i remembered to hold down the center button and menu button and just like that it was back on and working just like new.... so the answer is hold the menu and center button at the same time for about 10 seconds and it comes back on

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Buy a Zune

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Take a ****

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

That keeps happening to mine to i always have to reset it

put it on hold and then off hold 

and then press the menu button and the center button at the same time for about 6 seconds till the apple logo appears. it should work then.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • helimurf May 01, 2011

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!! - I thought I would have to sling it in the bin !!!!!!!!
    That worked PERFECTLY !!!!!!
    BLESS YOU !!!!!!!
    helimurf@aol.com

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Mine did the same but
wen i charged it again it froze
so i let the battery die and charged it again but
wen i turned it off and woke back up to listen it didn't turn on
and it still wont turn on
nore does it pop up on the iTunes wen i plug it up

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Mine wont turn on whats so ever i plug it to the computer nothing pops up i tryed everything still wont work an when ever i plug it in it gets supper hot for a strange reason :S any ideas to slove this problem ?

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

  • hannyk11 Jan 21, 2011

    The same thing is happening to mine.. Did you ever figure out a solution?

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Same

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I had water damage on my 4th generation ipod via (washed it in the washing machine) and i plug it in and its fine it says its charging but as soon as i unplug it, it goes blank and wont turn on any ideas :/ ??

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