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IPOD Nano Not working at all. Not able to turn on. Not able to HotSync.

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    got wet on accident, will not turn on, menu screen showing but not responding

  • marvelite Feb 02, 2008

    not responding, got wet by accident, menu screen is showing but not responding, tried to reset but it didn't respond

  • Skyla Hays Feb 02, 2008

    my silver 3rd generation ipod nano has recently been unable to work. it worked before and now it doesnt work even if i tried everything(charge it, reset, it still wont work) it doesnt turn on.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    My 3rd generation nano is only a week old and it won't reset, sync or power on. I've tried different USB cables and USB ports to negate a driver or cable problem.



    I really think I have defective ipod.

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Get a new cable if everything else works that is your problem
Usually, unplugging, replugging it and then rebooting solves the problem.

your other options are a driver issue..either with the ipod drivers, itunes, or the USB drivers for your computer itself. since your ipod video and psp work fine, you can rule out USB drivers, but that doesn't rule out additional driver problems.

the other option is there's some kind of failure with your ipod..and sometimes if a device starts drawing power before doing any kind of communication with the computer (like when my rockbox-hacked ipod goes into charge only mode) then windows will assume there's a hardwire issue. the best way to determine if it's an issue with your ipods are take them to another computer and see if they work. if they work fine...try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes (back up your music and database) and see if that solves the problem. if none of that solves it and you know the ipod shuffles are good..then your system has suffered from the mysterious driver failure that's plagued a lot of systems. and generally the only real solution is to reinstall windows from scratch.

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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.



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