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Ipod My 4th generation ipod classic froze the other day, I reset the ipod and it worked for a short period of time. Now a screen appears that says I need to go to the ipod site and get support, my computer will not even read the ipod when I plug it in, it acts like it is charging but nothing else happens.

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  • nheitman50 Apr 14, 2009

    I bought an 20gb, 4th, generation I-pod on Ebay.  When I got it the unit took a while to start up and showed a low battery, but all of the menu's were accessible.  I plugged it into my pc with a power/data usb cord I also purchased on Ebay.  The computer said that an unrecognized data storage unit was being detected.  My Itunes also did not pick up the new unit.  The Ipod itself showed that it was charging.  The computer then asked if I wanted to reboot the Ipod.  I selected yes but it then said it was unable to detect it.  Now the Ipod has the go to apple.com icon on the screen.  Your thoughts, other than don't be cheap and buy one on Ebay?

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This link is how to unfreeze ipods http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/ipodsupport/restart/index.shtml

once u do that, plug it to pc.(repeat this till ipod is reconized)..let itunes open and connect (the ipod might just need an update)....also make sure your itunes is up to date (itunes 8)

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Hy you have a hardware problem and you have tree reason for this :

1.- the batteries don't have enough ampere to start hdd motor this is happening when you charge it whit your computer and not whit apple charger.
2.- you have short whit your lock and hear plug check this first
3.- hdd cable are broken because of the vibration off the hhd

so good lock you can have piece on eBay

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: MY IPOD CLASSIC 80GB JUST FROZE. HOW TO FIX IT

Is it still on or does it stay frozen off? If it's still on and frozen, simple hold the top button and the home button at the same time and wait until it restarts and the apple logo will appear. Then if it does this again later on when using the iPod, do the same thing and plug it into the computer and do a full restore or upgrade.

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SOURCE: ipod classic 160gb screen froze, can't reset, Help!

allright i have the same problem and i know how to get it to discharge, reset it then right when you see the apple logo hold previous and center.
then it will take you to the whole systems analysis ******** that they do when you send it in, just go auto test and DONT continue, it wont auto shut off cause of the mode its in. thats what im doing right now.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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IPods are noted for their ease and portability, which is what makes them such a popular item. No matter how wonderful an electronic item is, there may come a time when it needs to be reset, and a 4th generation iPod is no exception.


There are situations when an iPod may freeze up such as when it is disconnected from the computer without being properly ejected in iTunes first.


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Make sure the "Hold" switch is in the off position.


The "Hold" switch is on the top left of your iPod casing.


Move the "Hold" switch to "On" and then immediately back to "Off."


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Restoring your 4th generation iPod can be done in just a few minutes, and requires the help of your computer.


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connect your Ipod to your computer


click start click click on you Ipod to open


then go Ipod controls device there should be a folder saying locked

right click select rename to open or delete the folder your Ipod should now be open





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