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Ipod nano 4th generation hold switch won't turn off, icon remains on the screen and cannot use any of the buttons

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  • joneblueeyes Nov 28, 2008

    ipod has lock on screen permanently

  • sechandler3 Dec 26, 2008

    ipod hold switch on permantly

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Found that after unlocking you cannot use the click wheel for about 30 seconds, it seems to think it is still locked.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    hold switch moves back and fourth, locked into hold.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    My ipod nano (4th Gen) thinks that it's still in "hold" mode even after the switch is moved back to where the menus, etc. should be accessible.

  • jksulo Apr 27, 2009

    ipod nano 4th generation 8GB can not get off hold even when hold is off.

  • dudecreepy14
    dudecreepy14 Feb 01, 2013

    my ipod nanao 4gen, the of of switch is not working plz any solution,i am thankful to them



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First, connect your iPod to your computer, slide hold switch on and off, and hold the Middle + Menu button for 30 seconds.

If that doesn't work, disconnect your iPod and slide switch on and off, and hold the Middle + Menu button for 90 seconds or less.

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My ipod nano 4th generation is not coming on when i switch on

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Unlock ipod

IPods are noted for their ease and portability, which is what makes them such a popular item. No matter how wonderful an electronic item is, there may come a time when it needs to be reset, and a 4th generation iPod is no exception.

There are situations when an iPod may freeze up such as when it is disconnected from the computer without being properly ejected in iTunes first.

A reset is not as extensive as a restore, so you will not lose any data that is already on the device.

Resetting the iPod is a very simple process that takes only seconds to complete.

Make sure the "Hold" switch is in the off position.

The "Hold" switch is on the top left of your iPod casing.

Move the "Hold" switch to "On" and then immediately back to "Off."

Press and hold the round button in the center of the click wheel and at the same time press and hold the "Play" button.

Hold both buttons down for 6 to 10 seconds or until the "Apple" logo appears on the screen.

Stop holding the center button and the "Play" button. Your iPod Nano 4th generation has now been reset.

hope this helps

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Cannot get ipod nano 4th generation to turn off

To turn off the iPod Nano
Press and hold play/pause button.

If it's not working and if you doubt something is wrong, a simple reset could solve the problem.

For resetting the iPod Nano

Slide the Hold switch to HOLD and back again. Press the Menu and Center buttons at the same time for about 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
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I can't get my 4th Gen. IPOD Nano to play on my Brookstone iDesign Cube Clock Radio.

Turn the device on
Connecting your iPod/iPhone
  1. Insert piece 17 for iPod nano (4th generation)
  2. Press and hold the iPod button until the display shows the iPod icon and the "Auto"
  3. icon.
  4. Press the iPod button again to activate Auto Play (AUTO is circled)
  5. Choose song on ipod and hit play on ipod
I hope this helps :)

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Just purchased an ipod do I turn off the external speaker? even when I plug in the headphones, the external speaker stays on

Flick the button/switch on the top of the nano on and off 6 times leaving the orange bit not showing.

Now hold down the menu button and the middle button for 15 seconds until an apple2_bing.gif icon appears. SORTED!

now the speaker turns off when you plug the headphones in plus rest assured it doesn't reset the ipod and remove your songs.

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I have a 4th generation pink 8gb ipod nano the

To factory reset on my ipod classic...  slide the hold switch to hold  then slide it back  then press the center and menu button for up to 60 seconds.

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Have 4th gen ipod nano, charged it up but dont

theres no switch of on ipod, only sleep, just dont forget to sleep and lock it if your not gonna use it.:)

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Ipod nano 4th generation 8gb purple wont turn off

Try holding the Play/Pause button down for a few seconds. Like maybe 5 or so, thats how my 3rd gen turns off.

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Ipod nano 4th generation 8gb purple wont turn off

the ipod turn itself of when inactiv normaly after 20 to 40 sec

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You have to reset your iPod. (Note: This is for the 3rd generation iPod Nano)

To reset iPod nano:
1 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (slide it to HOLD and then back again).
2 Press and hold the Menu and Center buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

If iPod nano won’t turn on or respond

- Make sure the Hold switch isn’t set to HOLD.
- The iPod nano battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod nano to your computer or to an Apple USB Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for the lightning bolt icon on the iPod nano screen to verify that iPod nano is receiving a charge.


Dec 22, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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