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Went to the support page and did what it said but cannot get my nano into disk mode. My computer does not even pick it up when plugged in. And my warranty is done

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Try repeating the process a couple of times..here's the procedure again. Slide the hold switch on and off a couple of times and then let it rest on off position.press and hold menu and center buttons till you see a silver apple logo on the screen.then connect to system and it should be detected in itunes as ipod in recovery mode.restore it!

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