Try to put the ipod into disk mode, while connected to PC, perform first hard reset by holding select and menu buttons until it restarts, when quickly change to pressing select and play buttons, then it must go into disk mode, will sync with PC and must show in iTunes, perform restore function to reformat the memory
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Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off." The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod. Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle. Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle. Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons. Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds. Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon. The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete. Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly. If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process. b> Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off." Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time. Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds. This initiates the self-running reset process. Make sure the reset was successful. If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again. b> iPod Nano Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip. Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds. Move the switch back to the "On" position. Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact. iPod into Diagnostic Mode http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/ipodsupport/diagnosticmode/index.shtml
you will need to reset your ipod this will not delete songs.
1 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (slide it to HOLD and then back again).
2 Press and hold Menu and the Center button for at least 6 seconds, until the
Apple logo appears.
If iPod nano won’t turn on or respond
â Make sure the Hold switch isn’t set to HOLD.
â The iPod nano battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod nano to your
computer or to an Apple USB Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for
the lightning bolt icon on the iPod nano screen to verify that iPod nano is receiving
To charge the battery, connect iPod nano to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
1 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (set it to Hold, and then turn it off again).
2 Press and hold the Center and Menu buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the
Apple logo appears. this resets the ipod