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Ipod nano keeps freezing

My ipod nano keeps freezing everytime i put the usb plug in it. It would show it charging but then when I remove it, it will freeze all the time.

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Re: ipod nano keeps freezing

Make sure you eject the ipod first from itunes.

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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.

Feb 22, 2011 | Apple iPod nano

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Screen Freezing

It may be the type of file you're playing on it. See on my ipod, I was trying to play a episode of family guy. Sadly, the file was bad. I had to remove it off my ipod and find another place to download it from. That's what you may have to do

May 12, 2010 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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My ligh blue 8Gb 3rd generation ipod nano will not resond !

once the battery dies completely...plug it to pc (itunes should pop up also) , when itunes comes up check for update of ipod it might need it....this shall stop the ipod from freezing up...have fun and enjoy

Jun 07, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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You have to go to Philips website and upgrade the firmware to resolve the freezing issue.

Feb 18, 2009 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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The new ipod nano

How old is it? if it's under warranty apple may fix it.
Simply, if you charge your iPod through you computer then the battery could be damaged. USB ports only put out 5 volts. If you have an AC charger that puts out 9.5 volts then consider charging it with that. Some AC adapters only put out 5 volts for the purpose matching the USB standard, but it's not good for the ipod.

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hope this helps

Jun 27, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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Ipod wont show up on itunes

Try the five r's:
These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods:
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.

Jun 14, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod nano keeps freezing

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

let me know if you need more assistance.

Apr 24, 2008 | Apple iPod 4th Generation MP3 Player

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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 wont show up on itunes

Your ipod has to be plugging into a high speed usb port, that's your problem. Don't use the usb ports on front of your computer, use the one's in the back. Those are typically high speed. If you have an older computer, you might not have high speed usb ports and you'll need to purchase an pci usb 2.0 adapter.

Once you get it connected to the computer and you sync with your library it will remove any songs that were previously on the ipod.

Dec 26, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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Nano keeps freezing

Slide the hold button on and then off. Press and hold the center of the click wheel and the menu button at the same time until it resets. It will take about 30 seconds to reboot and it should work. If it doesn't try returning it (if possible). 2nd generation nanos seem to have a problem where they freeze after a sync and need reset like this.

Nov 05, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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