Question about Apple iPod nano
I dropped my iPod nano (the first version, not the new metal ones) and now it's permanently in the 'hold' position. (Sometimes I can get it out of hold by pushing on it very hard in the right direction.) Is there some trick to disable the hold button so I can use it again?
Probably have damage to the wheel. Either the ribbon severed or is not making the proper connection. Which is why, when you press on it really hard, it works at times. No easy fix, without opening up unit to see what was damaged inside.
Hope this helps some.
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Jan 22, 2013 | Apple iPod Audio Players & Recorders
Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off." The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod.
Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle.
Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle.
Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons.
Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds.
Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon.
The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete.
Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly.
If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process.
Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods
Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off."
Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time.
Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds.
This initiates the self-running reset process.
Make sure the reset was successful.
If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again.
Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip.
Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds.
Move the switch back to the "On" position.
Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact.
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