Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
If your ipod docks onto itunes but is still locked when you disconnect it, you do NOT have to reset it! all you have to do is follow these next few steps.(this is done on a windows xp system)
Go to my computer>devices with removable storage>ipod(-random letter goes here-:) go to the top.
click the button that says Tools and go down to Folder Options and click it.
a new window will apear that has three tabs. the middle one says Veiw. click that.
in the veiw tab there will be a Advanced Settings box. under Hidden Files and Folders, click the dot that says "show hidden files and folders" next to it.
close the small window and click a shadey file called ipod controll. if you dont see this reset the page by clicking th backward and then forward button up in the top left hand side.
then click a folder that says device. in that folder you will see a file that says "_locked" and it should have a small size (i.e. 1-7kb).
delete this file and undock your ipod from the computer through itunes.
when it restarts it will most likely be unlocked. if not, proceed with the other way to unlock your ipod above.
best of luck. i repair the worst of ipod senarios, and i know how frustrating they can be.
Posted on Jan 12, 2011
There are two major way to go about this
Reset the iPod:
Restore the iPod:
Warning: When you restore and iPod, you...
... delete everything on it (songs, pictures, movies, files, games, firmware, etc.) Hey! That means any stuff that's on the iPod, but not in the iTunes library, will be lost. After deleting everything, iTunes reloads the iPod software with a fresh copy (referred to as "factory settings").
When the iPod is connected, select it in the Source list in iTunes. Under the Summary tab, there is a button named "Restore." Click it. Select the restore option you want then sit back. A progress bar will show you the status of the restore. When it's done, you'll see a message like "Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore." Now the iPod will show a progress bar. Do not disconnect during this part. When it's done, the iTunes Setup Assistant will prompt you to name and configure the iPod.
Using iPod Updater
If you have a problem which means that the iPod is not showing up in iTunes, follow these steps.
if it doesn't work, you have to call Apple or send it to a technician
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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