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Frozen ipod my ipod is frozen and does not unfreeze when i hold down the menu and middle button for 10-20 seconds, what else can I do?

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Try a reset
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.
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I've removed the cable from iPod to soon from a sync .... now ipod has frozen and nothing is working on iTunes at all

You need to Perform a Hard Reset on iPod Classic..To perform an iPod hard reset , start by toggling the hold switch from off to hold, then back off again. Press and hold down the Center button (middle of click wheel) and the Menu button. Continue to hold these buttons down until you see the Apple logo on the iPod screen (approximately 6-8 seconds).
If the hard reset doesn't work the first time, try it again a couple more times. Sometimes it works the second or third time around.
If the iPod hard reset is still not working, try connecting your iPod to a power source, or computer, and then doing the hard reset.
*For older iPod models, you may need to hold down the Play/Pause button and menu button, rather than the Center button and Menu button...Take care..

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How to "Unfreeze" your iPod

If you have owned you iPod for about a year, you will notice that it will freeze up every once and a while. If it has not done this yet, believe me, it will. When it happens you will probably panic, like I did. But don't, there is a simple way to unfreeze it that works almost every time.
Resetting your iPod

Hold the middle button(select button) and the "Menu" button on your iPod down for about 7-10 seconds, or until you see the Apple logo appear in the middle of the screen.
Wait for iPod to start back up. Now it should be working properly.If you own an iPod Touch then hold down the "Power/Reset" button(the one on top) and the "Home" button(the one on the front with the square in the middle) for at least 10 seconds or until you see the Apple logo.
Restoring your iPod
If this does not work, you can try "Restoring" it. When you restore an iPod, you are extracting the "Flawed" software and putting new software back onto it. So first plug your iPod into your computer, then open up iTunes and select your iPod in the list of devices to left. Now right under the big picture of your iPod you'll see a button labeled "Restore," click it. Restoring will wipe all your music, movies and pictures off of your iPod, but if you restore you iPod on the same computer that you sync it too, then you'll be fine, you just need to re-sync your iPod once you're done restoring your it. Restoring will take about 10-15 minutes.
Hope this helps!

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Stuck on ok to disconnect frozen ipod 30gb

Try reseting it. Hold down the "Menu" button and the middle button for about 7-8 seconds. The apple logo should appear, then just wait about 5-6 seconds for your ipod to start up again.

Hope this helps!

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I unplugged my ipod incorrectly now it froze how do i unfreeze it

You need to reset it, just hold down the middle button and the "menu" button for about 7-8 seconds, or until the apple logo appears.
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try this :)

turn the hold switch on, then off.
then hold down the "Play Button" and the "Middle Button" at the same time, until you see the apple logo on the screen. :)

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You can usually reset a frozen iPod by holding down the menu and center buttons for about 10 seconds. Hope this helps!

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Usually for and Ipod video, you just have to hold down the menu button and the middle button at the same time for about 10 seconds. It will then reboot by going black, showing the apple logo, and then going back to normal.

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move the lock button back and forth then hold the center and menu button at the same time for seven seconds. =)

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check the hold switch is off and try again

if that doesn't work plug it into your computer

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