Question about Apple iPod MP3 Player

3 Answers

I pod only turns on then shuts down and comp doesnt reconize it

Well,

2 weeks ago i unplugged my i pod like i always do and it just kept turning on then shutting down and doing the same thing over, then i was going to plug it into my computer, but my computer didnt reconize it all that was on the screen was low battery please wait, but it never did anything for me.

so it would be nice for some help

thnx [ = I get the apple support ipod screen with a folder on it.
Or I get the unhappy face image

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

Hi,

it might just be a glitch. try holding down the middle and the menu button for a few seconds.This usually works if it doesn't then please follow some trouble shooting steps listed below:

Make sure the Hold switch is off

  1. Check to see if the Hold switch is on. It's located on the top of iPod. When it's in the on position, you'll see an orange patch.
  2. To turn the hold switch off, slide it until you no longer see the orange patch.
  3. Press any button to turn on iPod.

Make sure the battery is charged iPod won't turn on if the battery is empty. Instead, a low battery screen appears for about 3 seconds when you try to turn it on.


To charge your iPod, connect your iPod to your computer's built-in 6-pin FireWire or high-powered USB port or connect it to the Apple iPod Power Adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. Note: iPod models without a Click Wheel cannot be charged via USB. iPod shuffle requires a high-power USB port to charge. iPod nano and Fifth Generation iPod can charge via USB or FireWire, but they require USB to sync with iTunes. If you're not sure what iPod model you have, click here.
If you are connecting via USB and the battery is completely discharged, there may be up to a 30-minute delay before iPod powers up. Click here for more information.


Reset iPod If iPod still does not turn on or appears to be "frozen" you may need to reset it. When you reset iPod all your songs and files are saved. Some customized settings may be lost.
Let iPod's battery drain In rare cases, iPod might get into a state in which it needs to be drained completely before it can be reset. If iPod didn't turn on after you reset it, follow these steps:
  1. Disconnect iPod from all power sources and leave it disconnected for about 24 hours.
  2. Reconnect iPod to the Apple iPod Power Adapter or computer and reset it.
Update iPod's software If iPod turns on after you reset it, download the latest version of the iPod Software Updater, and update iPod.
Additional information If you have tried the solutions above and iPod still won't turn on, check the following:
  • Make sure iPod is the only device in your FireWire or USB chain. Disconnect everything but the mouse, keyboard, and your iPod, then see if it will turn on.
  • Make sure you are using the FireWire or USB cable that came with your iPod, and that the cable is in good condition.
  • Try connecting iPod to the built-in port of a different computer to see if that works.

If you still can't turn iPod on after performing these steps, it may need to be repaired. You can arrange for repair at the iPod Service Website.


Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate the solution.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 871 Answers

You need to reformat your ipod and upgrade the firmware after reformatting. to do this you need itunes.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Mar 21, 2008

    if it still wont solve the problem, kindly try replacing the battery.

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 406 Answers

Your Ipod battery requires replacement

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

  • Rafique Mannasaheb Mar 21, 2008

    I am online i am waiting for ur feedback

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

MY SAMSUNG DOESNT WORK AT ALL. WAS LISTENING TO MUSIC AND IT JUST SHUT DOWN!! DOESNT REACT,THE COMP DOESNT RECOGNIZE USB... PLS HELP


try keeping it turned off for a while then it will completely drain the battery. then charge it for 3-4 hours. it will be working then

Aug 21, 2009 | Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Ipod Nano doesnt turn on AT ALL


turn hold on then off, then hold down menu and select untill screen shows apple symbol.

Jan 15, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

I pod touch not turning on or charging


your ipod touch is probably toast if i were you i would bring it in if you have a warranty

Dec 31, 2008 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

I pod nano


My ipod nano won't play music just through my headphones- it also plays through speaker and it makes the music sound like you are in a tunnel. How do I turn off the external speaker?

Jun 16, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

1 Answer

Deleted files


yeah unless you still have the files on your computer. but if you dont just download them all over again.:( I know it sucks but i think it will work

Feb 05, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

1 Answer

I pod only turns on then shuts down and comp doesnt reconize it


Your battery is dead!!! Try to recharge with USB adapter!!! If that doesn't work you need to change battery. Give me some spec. about your MP3!

Jan 25, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

2 Answers

I pod only turns on then shuts down and comp doesnt reconize it


Sound like you need a battery replacement on that iPod. The only other possibility is that your motherboard is starting to corrupt and will need to be replaced. If you want some repair options or want to recycle that iPod, let me know.


Rick
EverGreen Electronics

Jan 21, 2008 | Apple iPod MP3 Player

1 Answer

Device keeps shutting off by itself and won't synch


Make sure the songs are in the right format. Napster is a real bear about disappearing songs - try another music svc.

Oct 11, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e270 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod MP3 Player Logo

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

nexrad_chris

Level 2 Expert

117 Answers

Are you an Apple MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...