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Re: ipod locked up
To reset your iPod:
1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
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.
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.
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Like all electronic devices, iPods sometimes freeze and become unresponsive. Sometimes iPods lock up when they're dropped on the ground or come in contact with water, but less destructive accidents may also cause them to stop working. All versions of the iPod have a way to reset their hardware should they stop playing music or refuse to turn off.
Check the "Hold" switch on the top case of your iPod to be sure it isn't activated. An iPod will appear frozen and unresponsive if this feature is activated. A lock symbol will appear on your iPod's screen if it is in Hold mode. Switch the "Hold" button on and off once. Place one finger on the "Menu" button and another on the center button. Press both buttons at the same time and hold them for up to 8 seconds. Release the "Menu" and center buttons once the Apple logo appears on your iPod's screen. Try releasing the buttons and pressing and holding them a second time if the logo does not appear, as it can sometimes take several tries to reset a severely frozen iPod. Press and hold the top button and the center "Home" button on a frozen and unresponsive iPod touch to reset it. Hold the buttons for at least 10 seconds and wait for the Apple logo to appear on the screen, then release the buttons. Connect your iPod to its powerblock or a computer if it is still frozen. Wait 5 minutes and then try to reset it. Sometimes an iPod can appear frozen when its battery runs out and just needs a few minutes of power to start working again. Hope this helps.
Hi Amanda, This may take a little trial and error, but it has worked for me in the past. Press down the refresh button on the top edge of you IPOD and the back/Menu button on the front of your IPOD at the same time and hold them compressed until the Apple logo appears. It may take up to a minute or more before it resets. You may also have to do it more than once. Oh and make sure it has been charged. Hope this helps! Please repost another question with more info if you need help.
Try this!http://ipod.about.com/od/troubleshootingyouripod/ht/reset_ipod_nano.htmDifficulty: Easy
Time Required: Less than 1 Minute
NOTE: First make sure that your iPod’s hold button isn’t on. This is the little switch at the top left corner of the iPod video that you can move to “lock” the iPod’s buttons. If this is on, you’ll see a little orange area at the top of the iPod nano and a lock icon on the iPod’s screen. If you see either of these, move the switch back and see if this fixes the problem. If the hold switch wasn’t the problem do the following:
Move the hold switch to the on position and then move it back to off.
Hold down the Menu button on the clickwheel and the center button at the same time. Hold these together for 6-10 seconds. This should restart the iPod nano. You’ll know the iPod is restarting when the screen changes and the Apple logo appears.
If this doesn’t work at first, you should repeat the steps.
If this doesn’t work, you should try plugging your iPod into a power source and let it charge. Then repeat the steps.
If this doesn’t work, you may have a bigger problem, and ought to get more help.
try plugging it into itunes and reformatting it to its original state, if that doesn't work turn it off by pressing the menu and play button, then directly aftewr push the menu and revers button, i think you can reset it from there.
First, make sure the lock slider is in the proper position. I know, obvious, but you'd be surprised how often this happens.
Next, slide the lock slider to locked and then back. Then press and hold the Menu and Select (center) button for 6-8 seconds. Try a couple times if it doesn't work the first time. The ipod should reset and work.
If that didn't work, you can reset your ipod. But first, try connecting the ipod to your computer and see if it goes into sync mode. If so, wait for iTunes to load and then eject your ipod in iTunes and see if it works again.
To reset your ipod, slide the lock slider to locked and then back. Next hold the Play/Pause Button and the Menu button for 6-8 seconds. You may have to try this a couple times. The ipod should reset.
The last thing to do is to let your ipod discharge completely by leaving it at the frozen screen. Once your ipod is out of battery, reconnect it to you computer or a power adapter and let it charge. Then try to access it again or repeat the steps above.