My ipod recently became slightly damp from sweat while I was jogging. It was inside a leather case. Now the screen will come up when plugged into itunes and only when I lock and unlock the device. When on the device does not respond to attempts to play music, photos etc., etc.' Out of the blue about a week ago it suddenly responded and allowed me to play music but when shut-off came back up with the same problem. (The jogging episode was about three weeks ago.) Have I fried the innards? Any suggestions on how to resuscitate my old buddy?
Thanks for any suggestions....
Its unlikley that it was caused by sweat particularly if it was in a case. You may want to check that it isn't a firmware issue by restting it (hold down menu and center buttons - WARNING: wipes memory). If that isn't helping send it in.
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The fourth generation iPod is identified as the iPod with the click wheel and color display, and also known as the iPod Photo. All models of the iPod 4G include the click wheel and full color display, making it easy to view album artwork and photos. Subsequent versions of the iPod also have video capabilities. If you are having trouble with your iPod 4G, there is a series of steps you can follow to try to fix the problem. Start by resetting the iPod (see Below). http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/photo/ If this doesn't do the trick, you may need to restore the iPod, which replaces potentially corrupt software components. Doing so will erase all the iPod's files, so you should make sure you have your files backed up in the iTunes Library.
Download and install the latest version of iTunes. Open the program. Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cord. Select your iPod from the device list in iTunes once it appears. Click "Restore" on the "Summary" tab of the main screen. iTunes will prompt you to select from one or more restore options. Choose how you want to restore the iPod. The first part of the restore will begin. You'll see a progress bar on the screen. Leave the iPod connected to finish the restore, as iTunes prompts you to do. The iPod will now show an Apple logo and progress bar on its screen. Follow the prompts of the iTunes Setup Assistant when it appears onscreen. Enter a name for the iPod. Choose your syncing preferences. Reload your iPod files from the iTunes Library.
The iPod 4G (fourth generation) is easy to restore to factory settings. This may reinstall the software, and it always wipes all music, video and other data from the iPod. Restoring is the most effective way to fix problems with the iPod that haven't been fixed through traditional troubleshooting. You will not be able to retrieve data from your iPod 4G once it's restored, so make sure you back up your information first.
Plug your iPod 4G into your computer with its dock connector USB cable. Install the most recent version of iTunes and open iTunes. Wait a moment for your iPod to appear in the side bar. Click on your iPod in the side bar and select "Restore." A pop-up window will ask if you're sure you want to clear your iPod and restore to factory settings. Click "Continue" and enter your password, if prompted. Leave the iPod untouched and on a flat surface while it restores to original settings. It's important that you don't try to disconnect or use the iPod while it's restoring. You'll see a progress bar either on the iPod or your computer that indicates how far along the process is. Select your new syncing settings (automatic sync or manual) when prompted after the restore is complete.
this means there is probably a harddrive issue or (less likely) the battery is dead and something prevents the charger from engaging (if this ipod is new than this is not the case) neither of these are easy to fix however both are covered under apple warranty,
If you don't have warranty coverage and want a slightly cheaper repair than the one apple offers this website works well--
i had this problem recently, to solve it i had to manually reset the device. to do this, set your ipod on the table screen up, then press and hold the menu and center button at the same time for about 10 seconds. if it rests, you will see a black screen with an apple logo. it'll take a second but then your screen should pop back up and hurray!
If your ipod has a white screen reset your ipod. You can do this by pressing and holding the menu button and the center button in your ipod. Keep pressing both until the apple logo appears this should reset your ipod. If it does not work try again. This worked for mine good luck :)
Did you first slide the hold switch to HOLD and then back before holding the menu and center buttons down together? That worked for my iPod nano 4th generation after it "locked up" and became non-responsive.
I had the same problem with my gpx ml848b. After about 2 months of it sitting in my office I decided tonight to take it apart and fiddle with it. I took out all the screws to get the insides out and lifted the circuit board from the screen. I blew really hard in side between the screen and the circuit board. and to my surprise when I flipped it over( with it still dismembered) the screen became responsive again. All I can guess is something inside was not allowing contact between the circuit board and the buttons.....but this fixed it. Good Luck.