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Freezing ipod hi my 4g ipod kept freezing at language selection but i can stil use the disk on my saving stuff in windows. Now it wont switch on unless i move the hold switch to hold....any solution guys? thanx

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    My ipod 4gb indicateds that it is now playing a song, but frozen in the pause mode, will not respond to any commands


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Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

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My ipod is fully formated it is no working now what to do?

Hi, did you format properly?

If not follow this step below

What we are going to do is ERASE your iPod and then re-install the iPod's software. If your iPod has a software problem, this will probably fix it:


1. To erase your iPod, do the following:


* If you have OSX, you can use Disk Utility (Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities). If you have a PC running Microsoft Windows, click here for more instructions or read the next paragraph.
* Select your iPod in the Disk Utility window and press the Repair button
* Then press the Erase button to erase the iPod's hard drive. Extended Journaled should answer your next question.


* Open "My Computer" on your Desktop
* Select "IPOD". It should be listed next to your C drive.
* Right click and chose "Format"
* Select "FAT 32" and
* Reboot Computer


If these Vista instructions are wrong, please let us know. Vista was such a piece of **** we banned it from the office.

* Open "My computer" on your Desktop
* Right-click on iPod
* Click "Format"
* Select "Restore Device Defaults"
* Press "Start"

2. After you erase your iPod, you need to run the Restore function before your iPod will work properly. To Restore your iPod, do the following:

* Connect the iPod to your computer using the FireWire/USB cable that came with it.

* Open iTunes. Make sure you are using the newest version of iTunes. You can download iTunes updates from

* iTunes may sense that the iPod is connected and prompt you to install any necessary software. If not, select your iPod from the Source column on the left side of your iTunes window. There will be several tabs along the top of the screen such as: Summary, Music, Photo, Contacts, etc. You should select the Summary tab.

* Click Restore.

* You may need to type in an Admin user's name and password. An alert box will ask you to confirm the restore process. Say yes.

* When the factory settings have been restored, unplug the FireWire/USB cable from iPod.

* When prompted by the iPod, reconnect the FireWire/USB cable. After the iPod has updated itself and restarted, you should see the message "Do not disconnect" flashing on the screen.

* You may be prompted by iTunes to type in a name for your iPod. Feel free to get creative.

* The "Automatically update my iPod" option is selected by default. Deselect this option if you wish and click Done. The iTunes main window appears, and the download status is displayed in the iTunes display.

* Wait until the iTunes display says the update is complete.

* Quit iTunes.

* Disconnect the FireWire/USB cable from iPod. After a few moments, the Language display appears on the iPod screen.

* Select a language. If you screw up this step click here. One time I accidentally selected Chinese for the language. That sucked.

If the iPod does not turn on at all, disconnect it from power and let it sit unconnected for approximately 24 hours. Then repeat this procedure.

If your iPod is still unresponsive, throw it away. Just kidding. If it is still under warranty, go to the AppleCare iPod Support Page to arrange for service If your iPod is out of warranty, then use our VIP Repair Service to get it fixed.

After this process and still does not work, that means you will need to get a new ipod..

Have a nice day.

Feb 23, 2011 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod 4th gen nano is frozen on the language selection screen.

That could be one of two problems: Either the cord of the click wheel has been disconnected from its socket which will be an easy fix and you only have to pay labor, or you may just need a new click wheel which should still be cheap.

Jul 14, 2009 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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How do u change the language back to english

If you have an iPod nano or Fifth Generation iPod (iPod with video):
  1. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it.
  2. Scroll up one menu item. This should be Settings.
  3. Press the Center (Select) button. This takes you to the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the last menu option but don't select it; in English, this is the "Reset All Settings" option.
  5. Scroll up to the third menu item from the bottom one. This should be Language.
  6. Press the Center button to select Language.
  7. Select your preferred language from the list.

If this does not work.

Reset your iPod—Depending on how much you've used your iPod since selecting the language, simply resetting your iPod may cause it to forget the current language setting, enabling you to select a new one. See "How to Reset iPod" for instructions.
  • Connected. Eject before disconnecting
  • Sync in Progress. Please wait...
  • Do not disconnect

Note: When you reset your iPod, all your music and data files are saved, though you may need to reset some customized settings.

Jul 03, 2009 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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I Have a 3rd gen ipod and its stuck on the lanuage

Try reseting it. If that does not resolve the issue, put it into disc mode and restore again. If these steps do not help please let me know.

Learning how to reset or restart your iPod:
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.

Putting ipod into disc mode Putting iPods with a Click Wheel into disk mode Before placing the iPod into disk mode, you should verify that it is charged. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect" If you are having difficulty putting the iPod model into disk mode, set it on a flat surface. Make sure that the finger pressing the Select button is not touching the Click Wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Play/Pause button toward the outside of the Click Wheel and not near the center.
If you are still unable to put your iPod with a Click Wheel into Disk Mode, use one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Play/Pause button.

May 05, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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Ipod nano 4G silver not syncing

Well if you bought it off of ebay or some other internet site you might have bought a clone ipod that only syncs with windows media player, but if you bought it from a certified Apple reseller than I dont think I know. goodluck !

Feb 28, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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What I would do is just plug it in to your computer and leave it there ,.  leave till it is fully charged and then eject it and see what happnes .,  it might work 

Aug 24, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod 1st generation doesnt show up on itunes & wont restore

ziphone is notorious for permanently bricking iphones...if you interrupted it when it was messing with your baseband you're screwed. As far as the nano goes, did you try disk mode yet?
plug in your ipod, flick the hold switch on then off again, then hole menu and select for 6 seconds till apple logo appears, then immediately hold down select and play/pause. this should bring up a checkmark with ok to disconnect. from there, you should be able to either immediately see it in itunes or format it with HFS+ or FAT32 depending on your OS. Good Luck...

Aug 07, 2008 | Apple iPod touch

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Ipod nano 3rd gen.

First make sure your hold switch isn't on. It's on the top or bottom and slides back and forth. It needs to be switched to the left. Once it is to the left, here's how you reset:

You can reset your ipod by holding down the menu and select (round button in the center) buttons down for at least 10 seconds. You'll see an apple logo flash, that's when you stop pressing the buttons. It will shut off, then back on.

Dec 28, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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Player freezes and wont record line in

There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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