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Ipod won't turn on unless I reset it?!?

I recently got a third generation ipod nano and it won't turn on no matter what button I press. i have to reset it (toggle hold button and hold center and menu button until apple icon appears) every time I want to turn it on. And it usually takes several attempts to reset! Why is this happening and is there any way to fix it? I've found lots of info on people having the opposite problem (it won't turn off) but nobody seems to know why it won't turn on! Please Help?!?

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  • Patrick Stallings Feb 27, 2008

    I am having the same problem with a 2nd gen ipod nano 8GB. It will not turn back on after going to sleep unless I plug it into the PC via the ipod USB cable. Once I do that it turns right back on and will play for as long as I don't turn it off or the battery runs out.

    Also it will not reset, no matter how many times I hold the menu and center button down.

    Please help!!!

  • zaclove14 Mar 03, 2008

    i got an ipod nano for christmas and all of a sudden it won't turn on no matter what i do. They say on every website that you should reset it or restart it but it still won't turn on. I am getting upset because i love my ipod like it is my own child. if anyone else has this same problem, write a comment to help or pleasegive some kind of a solution. Please help me!!!!!!!!

  • brooke_64 Mar 12, 2008

    I didn't do anything to it. It won't turn on no matter what i do? I push buttons but it is just a black screen!!! help!!!

  • crow devil Mar 26, 2008

    lke i plugged it up 2 my computer and i have tried everything 2 fix it but it still wont turn on!!!!help!!!

  • kainoa Mar 27, 2008

    the thing wont get off hold. i tride to tern the hold swich off and back on and ive tride to hold the sinter and the menu button down but it still dont work

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    i need help i am scared

  • colinsp Nov 20, 2008

    Same with me been working fine for 18 months and suddenly started not turning on without a reset.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I have an Ipod Nano 3rd Generation and I have had it since christmas 2007. The other day I went to listen to my IPod and it wouldn't turn on the same problem has happened about 4-5 times and I managed to get it working - Help Please !!!

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If under warranty i would take it back rother than go throw all that agro as it a internal problem and only can be fixed by manerfactures

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Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds.

You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

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If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Center (Select) button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time is preserved (unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power). Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Backlight timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.

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