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Hold switch is disabled

The iPod nano seems to work OK but ther hold switch quit working. I turned it off and slid the hold switch to the right to lock the iPod but that just turned it on again. Is this a hidden feature that was inadvertently turned on, or is it broken?

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  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    my nano ipod 2gb says to go to apple.com/support/ipod I've tried the hold switch button and menu and select .........nothing

  • Jimbodds Jun 22, 2008

    It works fine if it's charged up. If it happens again I'll try the other suggestions. THANKS!

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You need to run the Restore/Recovery Tool

Do the 5 R's:

These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods:

Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore

Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If

one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.

â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.

â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.

â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates

installed.

â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.

â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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I plugged in my i pod and came back a hour later and the screen was black and was frozen and none of the buttons would work


you will need to reset your ipod this will not delete songs. 1 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (slide it to HOLD and then back again).
2 Press and hold Menu and the Center button for at least 6 seconds, until the
Apple logo appears.
If iPod nano won’t turn on or respond
â Make sure the Hold switch isn’t set to HOLD.
â The iPod nano battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod nano to your
computer or to an Apple USB Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for
the lightning bolt icon on the iPod nano screen to verify that iPod nano is receiving
a charge.
To charge the battery, connect iPod nano to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

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Did you first slide the hold switch to HOLD and then back before holding the menu and center buttons down together? That worked for my iPod nano 4th generation after it "locked up" and became non-responsive.

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Hi, First find whether the Hold switch is in off hold position... ( Hold switch can be found at the botton or on the top of ipod) then try:

1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

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Ok, Not to worry... Try this out and let me know?
  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. 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.

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if by the on/off thing do you mean the hold switch?
If you do, make sure it's to the left. If it is to the right it disables the keys. Other than that, to turn on press any button. To turn off hold play for 3-5 seconds.

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First thing to try is 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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If your iPod nano won’t turn on or respond
1) Make sure the Hold switch is off.

2) If that doesn’t work, connect iPod nano to your computer’s USB or FireWire port. Your
iPod nano battery might need to be recharged.

3) If that doesn’t work, your iPod nano might need to be reset.

a) Toggle the Hold switch on and off (set it to Hold, and then turn it off again).
b)Press and hold the Center and Menu buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

4) If that doesn’t work, you might need to restore iPod nano software.

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Reset your Ipod using the following procedure:
Turn hold on (lock)
Turn hold off (unlock)
Hold in Menu button and middle button until Ipod shuts down and starts up again.

This should remove the lock on the Ipod.

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Comon problem in the 1st and 2nd Gen Nano's, the only way to fix it is to buy a new hold switch and replace it (its actually quite and easy repair (just a small screw and a ribbon cable) if your feeling brave you can buy the hold switch here
(I just found it online, I don't represent the seller in any way)

http://www.welovemacs.com/8210458a.html

you can find a ton of you tube videos on how to take the nano apart without breaking it...its really not so bad

hope this helps!!

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