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Nano Ipod won't turn off

I have fully charged my ipod, it won't turn off. It continually blinks do not disconnect when it is plugged into my computer. I have tried the toggle on and off with the hold button, I have held down the menu and center button after I do that an Apple comes on for a second and it goes back to blinking. I got this for a xmas present it has been in my drawer in my bedroom because I rarely used it. Then I got a docking station for xmas this year with speakers and used it a dozen times and now it just stopped working. I have had it since the xmas before this past one but it sure didn't last long. Actually it  seemed as if it acted weird from the beginning and I am sorry I didn't send it back but now I don't know how to fix it. Any suggestions or are there any places that can reset it. Thank you Debbie Ainsworth

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Re: Nano Ipod won't turn off

Hi Debbie,


If your iPod is frozen , it may be because iPod is paused or the Hold switch is in the locked position. If so, a lock symbol appears on the screen. Slide the Hold switch to the unlocked position and check the screen.


You may be able to clear the problem by putting it in Disk mode:

  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons until the Apple/iPod logo appears, then release them. This resets iPod. When you reset iPod all your music and data files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost.
  3. When the Apple logo appears, immediately press and hold the Previous and Next buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
  4. Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect
  5. Reset your Ipod.


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