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Ipod wont turn on. ive tried everything! none worked! HELP!

Ok so i have the Ipod nano chromatic. the yellow one. one day I was listening to music and my ipod just went black. i mean i could still hear the music but then i shut my ipod off and tried to turn it back on but it wouldnt. i tried charging my ipod in my ipod dock but that didnt work so i connected it to my computer. yes, itunes did pop-up but it told me my ipod was going through recovery and would need to be restored. so i restored it. after the restoring procedure is finished it tells me the same thing over and over and over again what do i do now? ive already tried the menu and centre button thing and switching the hold button on and off and charging my ipod and restoring it, none of those solutions worked. is there another solution in fixing my ipod!??!

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  • MorganTaylor Mar 07, 2009

    well specifically this is my problem: ok so one day i was listening to my ipod (the ipod nano chromatic 8GB yellow) then all of a sudden it turned off. So i used the Technique that usually works for me, holding the centre button and menu button at the same times making sure im holding the menu button on the outside. and toggle with the hold button. it didnt work. then i thought it died. but i rememebered it had a full battery and just to make sure i connected it to my dock. nothing happened.so i connected it to the computer and itunes popped up and it told me "iTunes has detected an ipod in recovery mode. You must restore this ipod before it can be used with iTunes." so then i click ok and then click on restore and it says "Are you sure you want to restore the iPod to its factory settings? All of your media and other data will be erased. and the newest version of the iPod software will be installed." so i clicked Restore and Update and it said "extracting software" and it loaded then it said "restoring ipod" and it loaded then it said "your ipod has been restored to factory settings. please leave ipod connected and iTunes will connect." so i clicked "ok" then it said iTunes needs to prepare your iPod for recovery. please leave your ipod connected" so i clicked continue and it said "preparing ipod for recovery" and it loaded then my ipod started beeping twice then it said "iTunes has detected an ipod in recovery mode. you must restore this iPod before it can be used with itunes" and thats exactly what it said at the beginning! my iPod is like my best friend and i cant lose it!

  • MorganTaylor May 03, 2009

    thanks so much!! i sent it in for warrenty and got a new one! tyhanks you!!

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You will want to attempt to force the iPod into disc mode before restoring. This should solve your issue.
Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect" If you are having difficulty putting the iPod model into disk mode, set it on a flat surface. Make sure that the finger pressing the Select button is not touching the Click Wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Play/Pause button toward the outside of the Click Wheel and not near the center.
If you are still unable to put your iPod with a Click Wheel into Disk Mode, use one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Play/Pause button.
Please let me know if this did not resolve your issue. :)

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Send it in for warrenty? if not, then you could try reformatting the whole ipod itself then factory restore it?
Plug your ipod in the computer > my computer > Right click on your ipod > Reformat. This will clear your WHOLE ipod, keep the the settings recommended selected, then factory restore it.

Posted on May 01, 2009

  • Yawdim May 13, 2009

    reformat your ipod, but before you do, copy all your songs off of it via Mycomputer>*Ipod name*>Task:Unhiding files>Music>all folders

    You will have to filter through all the folders to get all your music out, but its worth it if you have music from other sources other than your own computer.

    hope all works out

  • Yawdim May 13, 2009

    reformat your ipod, but before you do, copy all your songs off of it via Mycomputer>*Ipod name*>Task:Unhiding files>Music>all folders

    You will have to filter through all the folders to get all your music out, but its worth it if you have music from other sources other than your own computer.

    hope all works out

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Hmmmm have you tried going online to the apple website to see what they have to say about it? but my best guess would be taking it to an apple store and ask them there, that way they will tell u exactly what to do. and you just might get hooked up with a new one!

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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Your ipod is toast, either the flash drive is bad or the motherboard is bad. it should still be under warranty.
send it in to apple for repair. if you bought the apple care warranty you can go into a store and they will replace it.
either way, it's worth sending it in, go to apple.com and click on support and look up service

Posted on May 19, 2009

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Maybe the screen blew out

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: ipod nano (4gb) - need to restore in itunes but won't restore

Hello, I've had exactly the same problem, and I got a bit bad news for you. Don't know how much you can call this a "Solution" but it worked for me. Get back to the shop were you bought it and show them you problem, I'm sure you'll get a new one back, because as they said on the shop to me: This is a critical error, which only can be fixed by going manually inside the iPod, and there's really nothing you can do by restoring it, or trying to restart it.

I know it sucks, but thats the thruth, but as I said before, you'll probably get a new one back, or at the worst case they will send it to fixing, and you have to wait like 2-3 weeks before you get it back, fine as new.

Hope it helps :)

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turn the backlight down or maybe let it charge even when the battery says its fully charged!

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Have you also tried this:
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  • with the ipod connected to the pc press and hold the Select AND Menu buttons together till the apple symbol appears.
  • If that doesnt work try holding Select and Play (this loads up disk mode). If that loads it will say something like Disconnect on the ipod screen. Now press Select and menu.
If none of these work then there is something more serious wrong with the device and it needs taking back to the Apple Store. Tip: Book an appointment with a 'Genius' online before you go.

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