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How can i erase old music and video files from my apple ipod video 30 gb black?

I bought a used ipod from a seller in a pond shop,but there was songs and videos on it when i got it, i would like to clear the ipod if i could, but i don't know if there was a code that the owner prior to me had,and if so is there any way i can overide that code to clear my ipod?

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  • creamo Apr 22, 2008

    A friend came to me with his i-pod he stated that he could not get the volume higher, So he asked me to try it, Well i never seen an i-pod before up close when i got through with it he was sorry he asked me to help.



    Here's the problem..some how i got it in a different language chinese or something like it,also the only picture i get is a window with a safe dial and he has no idea what the code is ! How can i erase everything in it including the code or codes so he can start over again ????

  • jennifermacp Apr 29, 2008

    I want to clear everything that is on my ipod nano

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You would need to plug the iPod into your computer and run iTunes. iTunes can be downloaded here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
If you didn't get a cable for the iPod when you bought it, you can get one here: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-M9126G-A-Data-cable/dp/B00009KO0D
If the iPod had a security code on it, using it on your computer with iTunes will unlock it. iTunes will automatically detect the iPod and bring up a menu. It may ask you if you want to erase the files on it. If it doesn't, you will be able to delete the files through iTunes.

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