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Screen shows sand clock

I turn my ipod nano on and it shows a sand clock and nothing works what should i do to fix it

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Re: screen shows sand clock

Press the menu and center button together for about five seconds to reset it see if this helps

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Reset your iPod. Slide the hold button on and then off. Then hold the menu and center button until iPod resets

Feb 24, 2011 | Apple iPod nano

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I have apple iPod 2Gb. It doesn't start. it's display only busy icon. I think's it's frozzen how to sove this problem

How to Fix a Frozen IPod Nano

iPod Nanos will sometimes freeze up, sticking on one screen or not even turning on at all. If your nano is locking up, there are a few things you can try to get it working again.

1. Turn off the hold button. First of all, make sure that that wasn't the problem--don't worry, we've all done dumber stuff.

2. Cold boot. Assuming that wasn't the problem, flick the hold button on and off a few times, and then make sure it's off. Hold down the Menu button and the middle button button for about 15 seconds; this should reset the iPod nano, which may fix the issue. Make sure that the iPod nano is fully charged before attempting this.

3. Recharge. If that didn't work at all, try plugging the iPod nano into the USB port of a computer, using the adapter that came with it. Be sure to plug directly into the computer, and not through a USB hub. The USB needs to provide adequate power for the iPod nano to function, and it may be unable to do so through a hub. The iPod nano should be recognized by the computer; once it is, you simply need to safely disconnect it in iTunes, and it should be functional. If it doesn't show up on the computer at all, give it about 20 minutes, leaving the iPod nano connected to the computer, as the nano may be under-charged, which requires a few minutes to re-charge. If it's still not working, try plugging the iPod nano into a different computer.

4. Try again. If the Menu + Middle Button fix seemed to work, but just cycled the nano back to one of its starting screens (including the "do not disconnect" or the "loading Apple logo" screen), try that fix again. If it still doesn't work, try to charge it for a while, and then try it once more.

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IPOD NANO. The screen lights up but there is no

your screen is broken. the ipod still works in full, so the only problem is the screen.
the back-light still works, this is why the screen is lighting up.

this is problem a hardware, rather than software issue (e.g. physical damage) so its not something that can be fixed with a iPod 'restore'.

you have some choices at this point:

1) try and fix it yourself. this can be difficult but alot cheaper (if your good with directions, pick this)
go to
they have both the parts for the repair, as well as the instructions on how to do the repair itself.

2) send it off to apple to fix
this will be very expensive and slow, i don't recommend this.

3) sell it, and buy a new iPod.

Oct 26, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Iopd nano sand clock frozen in the screen

Try doing this: Toggle the hold switch and put it back in the off position. Then press and hold the center button and the menu button simultaneously for ten seconds and the apple symbol should come up on the screen. Then it should work like normal. Hope this helps you!

Jun 04, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod nano 3rd gen. 2gb nothing show on the screen

my ipod cant be seen on any computer or itunes

Nov 06, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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My iPod nano 2gb silver is showing a blank white screen.i've had it for close to a year and it freezes sometimes but that fixes itself when i drain the battery and then sinc it. but this time it just went...

Try the Five R's suggested by your user's manual - you can get the manual from Apple's website if you have lost it:
Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If
one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.
â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.
â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.
â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates
â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.
â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Ipod wont show up on itunes

hey, select your model from this webpage and do all the steps it suggests.

If after all that the ipod still doesnt work properly contact apple or your dealer for more help.

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Ipod wont show up on itunes

Hey, watch this tutorial and try the things it suggest.

Id highly recommend, restarting, and returning the device into the original state.

All this is covered in the video here:

If that doesnt help contact the appel support.

Mar 09, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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IPod nano black mp3 won't turn on

Get a new cable if everything else works that is your problem
Usually, unplugging, replugging it and then rebooting solves the problem.

Jan 27, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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