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The nano won't even come on any more. Once the

The nano won't even come on any more. Once the computer screen said that it needed Windows formatting but now it won't even do that.

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    Does it appear in iTunes? If so, try a restore.



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Maybe there is seiously something wrong with it. I dont know if you have to bring it to some kind of IPod Proffesional.

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My laptop won't boot up

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I'm at a disadvantage because you haven't specified an operating system.

My suggestion, if you are running Windows, is that you reformat your hard drive and reinstall your operating system. The proper procedure is set forth below:

When formatting a hard drive you will need certain things to perform this task correctly. Here is a list of things you will need when you want to format your computer.

  1. You will need a Windows operating system CD. Hopefully you will have the original CD hanging around somewhere. it is also okay to use a copy of your exact disk that you had as long as you have your Windows COA sticker attached to your computer. This is also known as the COA sticker and holds the serial number for your copy of Windows.
  2. You will definitely need to have your files backed up to either an external hard drive or maybe even an online backup service.
  3. When formatting a hard drive you will obviously need a computer that needs a format. This might be a computer with so many errors that it is not worth fixing. It may also be a computer that just hasn't had a good format in a long time.
  4. If you are formatting using Windows XP or even Windows Vista you will need to have either a backup of your device drivers or a system disk that holds your drivers. If you do not have a disk that hold your device drivers then you might have to search for them on the Internet. before formatting a hard drive I seriously recommend making sure that you have a driver for your network adapter so you can connect to the Internet. This will allow you to download the other drivers if needed.

Backing up your files before formatting a hard drive

This is one of the most important things that you can do. People do not understand that when you are formatting a hard drive, this means that you will wipe every piece of darter from that hard drive. If you had saved photos and files or even e-mail addresses, they will all be gone after formatting the hard drive. I hope you understand what I am saying here. Absolutely everything will be gone from your computer and you will only have a fresh new copy of Windows is installed on your computer. This also means that any programs that you have installed, such as photo editing programs, games, and so on, will be absolutely gone. When you have finished formatting your computer, the usual procedure is to reinstall all of your necessary programs and drivers to enable you to start using your computer again.

Windows operating system

When formatting a hard drive with any version of Windows you must insert the operating system CD and boot from it. This means that you will see a message on the screen saying "press any key to boot from CD or DVD..". If you do not see this message when you start your computer with the Windows operating system CD in the CD drive, then you must enter your computer BIOS and change the boot settings. Here is a brief tutorial on how to change settings in your BIOS.
  1. It is always recommended that you delete the previous partition that Windows was installed on an create a new partition for the new installation.
  2. In all versions of Windows you will have the chance to divide or partition your hard drive into any size you require.
  3. All of the recent versions of Windows use the NTFS file system. It is not recommended that you use the old FAT32 file system.
  4. When formatting a hard drive in any version of Windows you will see an option to choose a quick format or a slow format. A slow format is always better when you have had major errors on your computer. This can also be known as a low level format.
Common problems people have when formatting a hard drive with Windows

  1. The first step is probably the hardest. As previously mentioned above, you will need to insert the original Windows operating system disk and then start your computer so it boots to that CD. People do not realize that you need to enter the BIOS to change the settings to make the computer boot to the CD first. Some people think there is a problem when the CD does not start.
  2. People often get confused when deleting the partition and creating a new one. Please pay particular attention to this area as it is not as hard as you think.
  3. When you have had your Windows disc for a long time it can become worn. Often I will make a copy of my original disks to use as the original would not transfer the system files to my computer correctly. If you find that when formatting a hard drive, the process stalls a number of times, then it could be your CD is worn out.
  4. One of the common problems that people have when formatting a hard drive is that they accidentally interrupted the process. It is not okay to stop the process of formatting a hard drive half way through. This is a definite way to cause major errors or even the dreaded black screen on your computer.

Formatting your hard drive with Windows

Below I am going to list step-by-step instructions to follow when formatting a hard drive in various versions of Windows. They are all very similar with only a few minor differences. Therefore if you are experienced in formatting a hard drive using Windows XP, you will definitely have no problem formatting with Windows Vista or Windows 7.

The following steps below presume that you have entered your BIOS and change the settings for your computer to boot to your CD or DVD drive. Therefore you will see the message on the screen saying "press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." If you have not this far and press a key on your keyboard, this means that you are booting into the CD to start formatting your hard drive.
Formatting a hard drive using Windows XP

1. The first screen you will see will be blue and it will look like files are being loaded onto your computer. You will be prompted to press the F8 key to agree to the Windows terms and conditions.

2. The next screen you will see after booting from the CD will be a blue screen. On the screen you will need to read it carefully and then press enter. If you press enter on your keyboard, this means that you want to install Windows XP. See the screen shot below

3. Now you will see a screen showing the previous installation of Windows.

4. Select that version of Windows so we know which partition we are going to delete. If you have not got a previous version of Windows on your computer you will see an un-partitioned space.

5. As you can see in the screenshot above I have selected the previous version of Windows.

6. Now I will press the escape key to install a fresh copy of Windows XP.

7. On the next screen I will select the partition with Windows on it and press D on the keyboard to delete it.

8. Then I will press the letter L to confirm that I want to delete that partition.

9. To recreate a petition we will need to press the C on the keyboard. Your computer will estimate the size for the partition and all you have to do is press enter.


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I have apple iPod 2Gb. It doesn't start. it's display only busy icon. I think's it's frozzen how to sove this problem

How to Fix a Frozen IPod Nano

iPod Nanos will sometimes freeze up, sticking on one screen or not even turning on at all. If your nano is locking up, there are a few things you can try to get it working again.

1. Turn off the hold button. First of all, make sure that that wasn't the problem--don't worry, we've all done dumber stuff.

2. Cold boot. Assuming that wasn't the problem, flick the hold button on and off a few times, and then make sure it's off. Hold down the Menu button and the middle button button for about 15 seconds; this should reset the iPod nano, which may fix the issue. Make sure that the iPod nano is fully charged before attempting this.

3. Recharge. If that didn't work at all, try plugging the iPod nano into the USB port of a computer, using the adapter that came with it. Be sure to plug directly into the computer, and not through a USB hub. The USB needs to provide adequate power for the iPod nano to function, and it may be unable to do so through a hub. The iPod nano should be recognized by the computer; once it is, you simply need to safely disconnect it in iTunes, and it should be functional. If it doesn't show up on the computer at all, give it about 20 minutes, leaving the iPod nano connected to the computer, as the nano may be under-charged, which requires a few minutes to re-charge. If it's still not working, try plugging the iPod nano into a different computer.

4. Try again. If the Menu + Middle Button fix seemed to work, but just cycled the nano back to one of its starting screens (including the "do not disconnect" or the "loading Apple logo" screen), try that fix again. If it still doesn't work, try to charge it for a while, and then try it once more.

Feb 22, 2011 | Apple iPod nano

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My nano won't restore.

When you hook your iPod up, go to my computer and see if it shows as a drive. If so, Right Click on the drive and click "Format" Once this is done, Put the ipod in disk mode and connect it to itunes.
Restore as before and see if you get results.

I suspect you may have been using a dock when it crashed, if so you may never get it back. Docks are very harsh on the ipod motherboards. especially the Nano gen 3 and the Ipod Video 5th gen.

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May 14, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Problem about uploading pictures

First, make sure the pictures are in jpg format, and put the ones that you want on the iPod into a specific folder - you can even call it "iPod photos folder" if you want.
Then conenct the iPod to the computer, and then open up iTunes.
Left-click on the tab that says iPod Nano, if it doesn't come up automatically, and then select the Photos tab.
Select the drop down next to the line that says "Sync Photos from," and locate the folder that the photos are stored in.
It will add all photos that are in that folder to your iPod - may take several minutes depending on how many photos you are addding.
Once this option is selected, any photos that you add to this folder from here on out will be automatically added to the iPod whenever you connect the iPod to the computer.
On the iPod Nano, horizontally-biased photos display the best - wil ltake up the full screen of your Nano; but vertically-biased photos wil lstill show up.

Good luck!

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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My ipod nano 3rd keeps saying synchronizing 'Do not disconnect'. It's been saying that for an hour now and it's not even plugged into my computer. It's just frozen on that and I can't do anything. I just...

i want to change the list of songs i have in my ipod nano but how come the old once doesn't appear anymore but can't store new ones.. Keep on saying "not enough memory... need your help... thanks..

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Adding files from IPod Nano GB to work computer

IPod isn't compatible with Windows Media player. You have to use ITunes to manage your music files. Ipods use mp3, mp4, a protected form of mp4 unique to apple, and aac format. aac format isn't recognized by windows media player.

Jul 16, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod nano

Well try to format the ipod when its in disk mode.. go to my computer find the ipod right click and format

then you need to restore it with itunes

heres a guide

May 02, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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My nano won't restore.

Try putting the ipod in disk mode by pressing the center and play buttons after resetting it (by holding down the center and menu buttons). You will know it is in disk mode when it shows a check mark on the ipod screen. Then plug it into your vcomputer and format it using windows.

After you format the ipod, try disconnecting and reconnecting to the computer and restore and see if that fixes your problem.

Jan 30, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod corrupted

You'll need to format your iPod.

There is 2 way's i know of you do this first one is to go to iTunes when your iPod is plugged in, now click on your iPod then click on "Restore" this will restore it to previours setting also should restore the corrupted it spoke of when you tryed turning it on.

If you've tryed formatting it through iTunes but was unsuccessful, try through my computer. Follow these steps below:

First click on "Start" - now click on "My Computer", now look for your iPod usually named "Removable Disk", once you've found it, right-click on it then click "Format", once format is complete, unplug your iPod then try it now.

Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful. Further problems leave a comment on here and i'll get back to you.

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I pod nano 8gb

iPod, iTunes, and Apple are not compatible with Windows Media Files (the downloads from Windows Media Players). What you want to do is try to Google a .wma to .mp3 converter, and download that. It will convert your files to .mp3 format, which can then be placed onto the iPod. I hope this helps,

Oct 26, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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