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The select button on my ipod nano doesn't work.

I have tried the 5 r's on the troubleshooter site on apple but I still cannot get my select button to work. Everything else works except for that. Can you help please?

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  • debbiehudson Nov 28, 2008

    I have tried resetting it in itunes but it still didn't rectify the problem, any other suggestions.

  • tootsiefive Dec 05, 2008

    my ipod nano 2GB wont work everytime i press a button it doesnt want to work

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Have you tried resetting it in itunes? Plug you ipod into your computer and go to ipod settings and reset it from within itunes. Your library will still be within itunes so you can add the music back to your ipod when you have finished.

I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • Debs
    Debs Nov 28, 2008

    the only other thing I can think of is to hold the select and menu buttons together until the apple icon displays this again will reset it, but you have probably tried that already.



    If it is still under warranty, take it back as it is faulty. I know this don't help when you want to use it now, but I am sorry I cannot think of anything else.

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