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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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  • Sunette Jan 29, 2008

    My iPod (30GB) won't turn off. The Hold button is NOT on, and I have tried a hundred times to hold down the play/pause button down, but it is NOT switching off, not even after holding the button down hard for 5mins!!! My iPod is getting really hot and I don't want to ruin it! Help would be appreciated!!!

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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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Find out what to do if your iPod won't turn on.

Several things could prevent iPod from turning on. Check each cause in this order to find out what's wrong.
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Make sure the Hold switch is off

1. Check to see if the Hold switch is on. It's located on the top or the bottom of iPod. When it's in the on position, you'll see an orange patch.
2. To turn the hold switch off, slide it until you no longer see the orange patch.
3. Press any button to turn on iPod.

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iPod won't turn on if the battery is empty. Instead, a low battery screen appears for about 3 seconds when you try to turn it on.

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If iPod still does not turn on or appears to be "frozen" you may need to reset it. When you reset iPod all your songs and files are saved. Some customized settings may be lost.
Let the iPod battery drain

In rare cases, iPod might get into a state in which it needs to be drained completely before it can be reset. If iPod didn't turn on after you reset it, follow these steps:

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If iPod turns on after you reset it, use the latest version of iTunes to update iPod.


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If you have tried the solutions above and iPod still won't turn on, check the following:

* Make sure iPod is the only device in your FireWire or USB chain. Disconnect everything but the mouse, keyboard, and your iPod, then see if it will turn on.
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