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Ipod nano - stopped working - will not come on anymore

I have a new generation nano. It just all of a sudden stopped working. It will not come on anymore and the battery is fully charged. I've tried charging it with the AC and USB chargers.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    My iPod nano (new generation) just froze at 9:26 with the time on the screen. The light is on and no music will come out.

  • dave cox Jun 22, 2008

    My ipod nano charges from my PC ok , BUT it does not default to itunes so I can not load any music.





    HELP HELP HELP

  • dave cox Jun 22, 2008

    ipod Nano now not recognied by my PC so can download any music.





    HELP HELP

  • babyb2k Jul 16, 2008

    my ipod is fully charged and it will not come back on what should i do

  • Abaybay1992 Dec 25, 2008

    i just got the new nano and it wont turn on for some reason i charged it allready and i press every button put nothing works help me.

  • jward17 Jan 08, 2009

    I have an ipod nano that had just been working this morning, and went to turn it back on and would not turn on. The battery was fully charged. I even tried to charge it on the computer hoping it would solve but nothing on the screen.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    it was fully charged but it wont work

  • darbyshirea Jan 24, 2009

    ipod nano second generation has stopped working wont switch on is fully charged

  • jagarrity Apr 01, 2009

    same thing... is fully charged but will not turn on.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    My nano just turned itself off and refused to cooperate. I tried resetting like whatever858 mentioned. I got a response after holding buttons for 10 secs. It was just an Apple and wouldn't do anything else. Several tries later, I gave up. Within a few seconds, it's back on like nothing ever happened.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have an i pod nano, it was fully charged, and i turnes it off for a sec and now, it REFUSING to turn on, and its ignoring the charger.. wtf do i do? my i pod is my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I had the same kind of problem...i found out i can reset my iPod

actually i did that by connecting Ipod to computer one finger from one hand to press the Center button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button i did it for several seconds and for a few times..then its started again...

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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  • jakejcook Dec 14, 2010

    thanks its brand new and i was scared thanks

  • olivia wallace Apr 28, 2013

    that worked thank you!!

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    Murry Gardner Mar 31, 2014

    my ipod shuffel coms on but wont play help

  • Murry Gardner
    Murry Gardner Mar 31, 2014

    my ipod suffel got cought on something broke off the pocket klip now music wont play yes it is fully charged pc syas music is still there but nothing when i plug in any headphones

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    Michelle Hargraves Jul 24, 2014

    THANK YOU!!!! whatever85! worked like a charm. so happy. :)

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You need to hold down the middle button and the MENU (or up key) at the same time for about ten seconds.
(It worked for me)

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

  • mewynne Mar 11, 2012

    Thank you thank you!!

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Thank-you _thank-you_thank-you,!!! (whatever98) my ipod crashed and would not work at all, i tryed everything. I tryed youre tip and its working again. Yay !

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Have you tried resetting it?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61705

Also look here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1306195&tstart=0

Since it is new and still under warranty, I would get in touch with Apple. If it is dead, they will replace it.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Hi um quick question i have an ipod classic and it was in my bag and my apple juice expolded on in my ipod was a bit wet . and so i took a dry cloth to get it off and so . i was scared but the buttons were still working at the moment . and they still do . but the ipod its self like wont work like when i restart it and stuf all it does is . say to go to the apple website or something . pleasee please helpp !i havnt told my mom yet either im 14

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • lifetakesu Jul 10, 2010

    thank god it was apple juice otherwise you would have screwed your machine!

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Ok I have one of the new IPOD NANO's I think. Its the really small one that has the LCD screen and a clip on the back. I had the same problem with it. What i did was plugged it up to the computer. Then i held down all 3 buttons on the top. (the only buttons on this IPOD) I held them down and it started up in a different mode with a bunch of different options. On top you will see "Standby" Click on "Standby" and it will shut off again but now you can turn it back on like normal. Let me know if it helped. Thanks Jon

Posted on Dec 08, 2010

  • JonnyB123 Dec 08, 2010

    Actual I think I have the new shuffle so I'm sorry if that didnt help lol

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If your iPod nano will not turn on:
1) plug in for ten minutes
2) while still plugged in press and hold the home,power,and button between volume until Apple symbol appears

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    If your iPod nano will not turn on:

    1) plug in for ten minutes

    2) while still plugged in press and hold the home,power,and button between volume until Apple symbol appears

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Absolutely thank you soooo much for this solution. I thought I had lost all my music and my ipod, as many of the songs are loaded by CDs from an older computer. I am going now to back up all the music. All I had to do was press the menu and centre button at the same time for about 10 seconds. You are a rockstar aiges303

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Ok, well im happy it worked for yall, but its not working for mine!!! i have the fourth gen. i tried that multiple times but it wont work. when i put it in the comp, a message pops up saying that the device malfuctioned....

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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Do the 5 R's suggested in the user's manual first. If those fail, then the player has an internal problem and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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hold the menu and select button for six seconds and pray it works, otherwise it may be a software malfunction.

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