Question about Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation
I can feel and hear the click of the switches when I press them but they will not change what is on the screen. I can use the shake feature to change songs on my playlist but I can not get any function from the menu buttons.
I sounds like your click wheel is either bad or maybe the cable needs to be reset.
those ipods are very hard to open and i would be extra careful doing any repairs yourself.
but if you have the skills, open the ipod and unclip the clickwheel ribbon and straighten it out on the very end IE: flatten the very end.
re-insert it into it's clip and turn the clip latch down tightening it up.
then try your ipod again.
If this doesn't work replace the clickwheel.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Flip the iPod Nano's "Hold" switch to "OFF."
The iPod Nano cannot be turn on if the switch is set to "ON."
Reset the iPod Nano. Move the "Hold" switch to "ON" and then "OFF."
Then, press down the "Select" and "Menu" buttons on the Nano. Hold those buttons for about eight seconds.
The Apple logo will then become visible on the iPod Nano. Once this occurs, try turning the iPod Nano on once again.
Connect the iPod Nano to an iPod charger or a computer that is turned on via the iPod Nano's USB cord. Charge the Nano for at least 30 minutes.
Then, try to turn the Nano on.
Update the iPod Nano's software.
Connect the Nano to your computer via the player's USB cable. Open iTunes, and click the iPod Nano's name on the left part of iTunes.
Click the "Summary" option at the top of iTunes. Then, click on the "Check for Updates" button that's positioned in the middle of iTunes.
Follow the instructions that appear inside iTunes in order to install the updates on the Nano.
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