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I was given an ipod (no instructions) It says "use itunes to restore"...........why can't I just download music from my computer?

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You can only upload music to an apple ipod if you have itunes. Then you can put your music on there.

Its apples way of marketing.

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About the ipod


How to restore iPod
  1. Verify that you have an active Internet connection, because you may need to download new versions of the iTunes and iPod Software.
  2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if necessary.
  3. Open iTunes. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
  4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source panel. You will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. If you are using a Mac, you will be asked to enter an administrator’s name and password.
  8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen, indicating that stage one of the restore process has begun. When this stage is done, iTunes will present one of two messages with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
    • Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    • Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
  9. During stage two of the restore process, the iPod displays an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remain connected to the computer or iPod power adapter during this stage.
    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see, because the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  10. After stage two of the restore process is complete, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear. It will ask you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences, as it did when you connected your iPod for the first time.

Jul 16, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

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My side buttons on my ipod wnt work neither will any of the other buttons you can see the screen only when it one the computer charging


  1. Connect your iPod to your computer and attempt to synch your ipod.
  2. Backup all the files on your iPod onto your hard drive. Restoring your iPod will wipe out all your music.
  3. Download the latest version of iTunes from Apple.com. Since iTunes is set to update itself periodically, you probably already have the latest version already.
  4. From iTunes, click on your iPod name in the left navigation bar. It will bring you to the summary page.
  5. Click "Restore" on the updater and your iPod will restore itself to factory settings (also resulting in losing all of its music).

    1. Click the prompts to indicate that you really want to go through with this. If using Windows, you will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. Holding down the SHIFT key before clicking the Restore button will allow you to browse your computer for version of firmware you wish to use. The 4 possible restore options are:

    2. Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
    • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
    • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
    • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
    1. If using a Mac, a progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.

    2. Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
    1. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
    2. Follow the instructions of the iTunes setup assistant. Let iTunes autofill it with music again and you will be set to go!
  • Sep 24, 2009 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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    Cant unlock it


    Sadly, the ONLY resolution to your issue with out the password is to restore the ipod using itunes. Just in case your not sure on how to do a restore, I have posted the instructions below. Hope you don't have to loose music over this. CHHERS :

    How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339) Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are: Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod. Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available. Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available. Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring. Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models). Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models). During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Apr 25, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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    Pc to ipod


    If you're having trouble with your iPod, try these steps (known around here as the five Rs) one at a time until the issue is resolved. These steps will often whip your iPod back into shape.
    1. Retry your iPod with a different USB or FireWire port on your computer (please note that the latest iPods can only be synced through USB).
    2. Reset your iPod. To reset an iPod, iPod nano, or iPod mini, press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. To reset an iPod shuffle, disconnect iPod shuffle from the computer (if connected), and then move the switch on the back of iPod shuffle to the off position. Wait 5 seconds, and then move the switch on the back to the play in order or the shuffle position.
    3. Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates installed.
    4. Reinstall your iTunes software and make sure you have downloaded the latest version. Check your iPod software by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and the Version section tells you whether iPod is up to date or needs a newer version of the software. Click Update to install the latest version of the software.
    5. Restore your iPod by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and click Restore to restore iPod to its original settings. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. (Important: Please note that restoring an iPod will erase all songs and files on your iPod and restore it back to its original settings. Make a backup of any files on your iPod before restoring it. After restoring, you can transfer your music and files from your computer back to your iPod again.)
    Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

    How to restore your iPod:
    For Windows:

    1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

    2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

    3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

    4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
    5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software.

    The 4 possible restore options are:

    Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

    Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.

    Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

    Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

    6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

    When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

    7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

    8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    For Mac:

    1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

    2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

    3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

    4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

    5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

    Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

    Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod, even though a newer version is available.

    Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

    Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

    6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

    7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

    8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

    9. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Or

    Try to reinstall

    To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.

    Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

    Hopes it may help you;

    Regards,
    VOTIT

    DON'T FORGET TO RATE;

    Oct 06, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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    Cannot play 2 song on my ipod


    If you're having trouble with your iPod, try these steps (known around here as the five Rs) one at a time until the issue is resolved. These steps will often whip your iPod back into shape.
    1. Retry your iPod with a different USB or FireWire port on your computer (please note that the latest iPods can only be synced through USB).
    2. Reset your iPod. To reset an iPod, iPod nano, or iPod mini, press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. To reset an iPod shuffle, disconnect iPod shuffle from the computer (if connected), and then move the switch on the back of iPod shuffle to the off position. Wait 5 seconds, and then move the switch on the back to the play in order or the shuffle position.
    3. Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates installed.
    4. Reinstall your iTunes software and make sure you have downloaded the latest version. Check your iPod software by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and the Version section tells you whether iPod is up to date or needs a newer version of the software. Click Update to install the latest version of the software.
    5. Restore your iPod by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and click Restore to restore iPod to its original settings. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. (Important: Please note that restoring an iPod will erase all songs and files on your iPod and restore it back to its original settings. Make a backup of any files on your iPod before restoring it. After restoring, you can transfer your music and files from your computer back to your iPod again.)
    Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

    How to restore your iPod:
    For Windows:

    1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

    2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

    3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

    4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
    5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software.

    The 4 possible restore options are:

    Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

    Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.

    Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

    Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

    6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

    When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

    7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

    8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    For Mac:

    1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

    2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

    3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

    4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

    5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

    Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

    Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod, even though a newer version is available.

    Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

    Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

    6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

    7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

    8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

    9. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Or

    Try to reinstall

    To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.

    Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

    Hopes it may help you;

    Regards,
    VOTIT

    DON'T FORGET TO RATE;

    Aug 04, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 2nd Generation MP3 Player

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    Apple ipod nano 4GB silver model no A1236


    i dont have the instructions for this ipod where can i go to get the instructions to learn how to work it and download music from my computer to the ipod

    Feb 09, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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    How come my ipod has no music or photos or anything esle but still has memory used?


    You need to do a restore.

    How to restore iPod
    1. Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
    2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
    3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
    4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
    5. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
    6. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
      • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
      • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
      • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
      • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
    7. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
    8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
      • Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
      • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
    9. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
    10. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Dec 30, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

    1 Answer

    Formating my ipod


    Do a restore:

    How to restore iPod
    1. Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
    2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
    3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
    4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
    5. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
    6. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
      • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
      • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
      • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
      • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
    7. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
    8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
      • Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
      • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
    9. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
    10. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Dec 30, 2007 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

    2 Answers

    Downloaded music plays for 10 seconds


    First try to reset:

    First make sure your hold switch isn't on. It's on the top or bottom and slides back and forth. It needs to be switched to the left. Once it is to the left, here's how you reset:

    You can reset your ipod by holding down the menu and select (round button in the center) buttons down for at least 10 seconds. You'll see an apple logo flash, that's when you stop pressing the buttons. It will shut off, then back on.


    If that doesn't work, try a restore:

    How to restore iPod
    1. Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
    2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
    3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
    4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
    5. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
    6. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
      • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
      • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
      • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
      • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
    7. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
    8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
      • Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
      • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
    9. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
    10. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    Dec 29, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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