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Ipod Nano gen 3. Won't work unless into charger or dock

My ipod nano gen 3 will only work if it's plugged into a mains charger or on a dock.

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Hi! Try uninstalling the itunes and reinstall it after restarting your PC. If it doesn't help then try to install a diffrent version of itunes.

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I have an ipod model a1199. i was wondering if you can use a newer ipod touch charger for it? and if not what kind of charger does it use?


Charge an iPod Nano Without a Charger
If you've misplaced or broken the charger that came with your iPod Nano, you might think you need to purchase a new one in order to continue using your Mp3 player.
However, there is a way that you can continue enjoying your iPod without having to purchase a new charger.
As long as you have a USB cord and a computer, you can charge your iPod without having the charger.

Locate the USB cord that came with your iPod Nano package.
It is the same cord that you use in order to sync or transfer music.
Plug the small end into your iPod Nano.

Plug the other, larger end into your computer's USB port.
Choose "Do Nothing" when your computer presents the dialogue box to let you choose what to do with the hardware or USB connection.
Leave your Nano plugged into your computer for at least 4 hours to charge.
Unplug your iPod Nano when charging is complete.
Charge an iPod Without the Charger
Many iPod owners purchase a charging unit that plugs into a standard wall outlet to recharge the iPod's battery.
However, the iPod wall charger is not included with new purchases, so consumers must either purchase a separate charger or find a way to charge their iPod using other means.
Here's a simple method to charge your iPod using your computer.

Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod.
Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on your Mac or PC computer.

Open the iTunes program by clicking on the icon in the Dock on a Mac or using the Start menu on a PC.
Click on the name of your iPod under the "Devices" heading in the main iTunes window.
Click on the "Sync" button to synchronize your iPod with your computer data.
While the iPod is syncing, the power from the USB port on your computer will charge your iPod's battery.

Unplug your iPod from the computer once the battery is fully charged.
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Aug 05, 2013 | Apple A1199 ipod nano

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My IPOD NANO 8gb 3rd gen just hung up after charging it normaly.How so I fix that?


Tips:- Charge you Apple ipod with original Charger which comes with Apple ipod box as a accessories.

Solution:- Charge it will original charger & Connect this ipod to iTunes & just restore the ipod or update iPod software to latest version.

Feel free to ask your further queries to us.

After that all it will work fine 100% .

Thanks.
Happy to help you.

Apr 25, 2010 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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I charged my 4gb nano 3rd gen ipod, but it won,t


slide the hold switch on and off a couple of times...then press and hold menu and center buttons till an apple logo comes on screen...connect to system and restore with itunes.

Sep 10, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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My nano won't restore.


When you hook your iPod up, go to my computer and see if it shows as a drive. If so, Right Click on the drive and click "Format" Once this is done, Put the ipod in disk mode and connect it to itunes.
Restore as before and see if you get results.

I suspect you may have been using a dock when it crashed, if so you may never get it back. Docks are very harsh on the ipod motherboards. especially the Nano gen 3 and the Ipod Video 5th gen.

If this helps, please leave a vote on fixya

May 14, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Docking station


Hi!

I would suggest that you by-pass any docking stations and connect it directly via usb charger as most ipods do. And also, try to update Itunes and your Ipod Nano software.


Thanks and good luck! =)

Jan 04, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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IPod not working in my music dock


Hi Natalie
Sounds like you're having logic board troubles. You need to take it to an ipod repair specialist to take a look at it. Sorry to bring the bad news. Chances are it's not a simple repair and will need a new logic board and they're not cheap:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Apple-iPod-Nano-3rd-Gen-Logic-Main-Board-Motherboad-4GB_W0QQitemZ110290080297QQcmdZViewItemQQptZOther_MP3_Players?hash=item110290080297&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

If it's still less than a year old take it back to an apple store asap for a free replacement.

All the best
Sean
PiDigital

Dec 29, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Gen 3 nano and bose docking station


Have you tried another iPod on it?? I suspect that if you do, that one won't work either. If it's a Bose SoundDock then they are well known for having problems with the iPod connector getting loose. Try with another iPod. If results are the same, take your SoundDock back. Bose should exchange it straight away.

Aug 06, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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Ipod nano 1st gen sync/charge problem


Try these options i got them from apple when my ipod dident work trying a new port and reinstalling itunes worked for me 1)Reset your iPod. 2)Retry with a different USB or FireWire port. 3)Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. 4)Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iTunes software from latest versions on the web. last resort 5)Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide.

Aug 24, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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